“Are You Using Your Spiritual Gift ??” 8/11/2017 Written by bruce r. Mills for “God’s group”

“Our Daily Bread”     http://odb.org/

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie    http://www.harvest.org/devotional

                              Image result for picture use your Spiritual gift Bible

“Are You Using Your Spiritual Gift ??”

Revised from 1/19/2013 by bruce r. Mills for “God’s group” @  www.Godsmanforever.com

Original post found @  https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/gods-group-thoughts-for-1182013-get-plugged-in/

 

This is the third and last day of a 3 part series (parts 1 & 2 in the links below), that I am reposting, to hopefully allow the Holy Spirit to convict the hearts of Christians not now going to church…  God calls us to assemble together as believers, to edify one another…as we glorify our Lord and Savior in praise and worship, as one body in Christ…

And for those Christians who are going to church, but not involved in their church’s efficient operation…to emphasize the importance of using the Spiritual gift God has given to every Christian filled with the Holy Spirit, to help make the church body complete in Christ… where everyone has a part, which (as we see in scripture below) “causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love

 

 

1 Corinthians 12:17-18… If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the memberseach one of themin the body just as He pleased (NKJV)

How much do you know about spiritual gifts; and where they come from ??  The Apostle Paul writes this, to the believers in the church of Corinth, in…

1 Corinthians 12:1… Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:  (NKJV)

I know people that either don’t bother going to church; or they pride themselves for going to the same church for years, but don’t get involved…  I’m not here to judge anyone; but out of my love for everyone, I am writing to shed some light about what God reveals to us, through His inerrant Word, the Bible…  If we consider ourselves to be a Christian, it is our responsibility to find out what pleases God, and what displeases God…

In regards to going to church, vs. staying home for no good reason…if we are one of God’s redeemed children, God tells us this, in…

Hebrews 10:24… And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves togetheras is the manner of somebut exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.  (NKJV)

You can’t encourage fellow brother and sisters in Christ, as you fellowship together with a church body of believers…by watching a pastor preach a sermon on the TV, or the internet…  I’m not talking about the elderly, or those who are home because of illness… But skipping church if you’re a Christian, without a reasonable excuse, cannot be pleasing to God…  David knew this, when he wrote this, in…

Psalm 133:1… Beholdhow good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity (NKJV)

Becoming part of a church body of believers, should give you a sense of belonging to a loving family…

God doesn’t want us to just go to church every week; and then forget about Him the other 6 days…  And when we go to the same church for years and years, it should not only be because we have found a church that has love you can feel in everyone around you…it should be because you have found a body of believers, that work together with the same common goal…  Christians should be plugged into a church body, where the majority of the brethren use whatever spiritual gift or gifts the Holy Spirit has given them…to become a unified body bringing honor and glory to Christ…the Head of the body (church)…

Yes…a Christian’s spiritual gift is given to them by the Holy Spirit, as He  wills…

1 Corinthians 12:11…  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.  (NKJV)

Sometimes a Christian’s spiritual gift coincides with their occupation or talent…  Sometimes the Holy Spirit urges us to get involved in the church body, doing something that is outside of our comfort zone…  But when we are urged by the Holy Spirit to get involved, God will give us what we need to help build up His body of believers…

The Apostle Paul writes this, in…

Ephesians 4:15-16…  but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the headChrist— 16 from whom the whole bodyjoined and knit together by what every joint suppliesaccording to the effective working by which every part does its sharecauses growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.  (NKJV)

The other day (1/15/2013), I wrote about the greatest gift a Christian (and the church body) must have, in order to grow in both love and the physical numbers of its members… The answer is found in the last part of this scripture…“causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”    I touched on the spiritual gifts of believers; and how a church could be snuffed out by Christ, if love for Him and our fellow brethren is not present…  See the link for this writing, in 3) below…

Becoming part of a unified body of believers in a church, where everyone does their best to use their spiritual gift for the glory of the Lord, and for the edification of their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ…will give the Christian a sense of belonging…and a feeling of “joy” you will never experience, if you go to church and never get plugged in…

I will close with these instructions that the Apostle Paul gave to the church in Philippi, in…

Philippians 2:1-4… Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of loveif any  fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-mindedhaving the same lovebeing of one accordof one mindLet nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himselfLet each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. (NKJV)

Heavenly Father, I pray that these instructions from Your Word, will motivate Your children to get plugged into a church that is living and vibrant; as the love of Christ and the growth of the church through selfless love becomes the norm, instead of the exception…  I pray Lord, that as Your children get plugged into a Bible believing and preaching church…that their own light will shine like never before (Matthew 5:16)…  I pray for this unity of the Spirit for all of Your children, in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

Related posts:

1)  The Right Church…  https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/the-right-church-8092017-written-by-bruce-r-mills-for-gods-group/

2)   “Church Doctrine Starts and Ends with the Word”…    https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/church-doctrine-starts-and-ends-with-the-word-8102017-written-by-bruce-r-mills-for-gods-group/

 

Picture credit:  https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+use+your+Spiritual+gift+Bible&rlz=1C1VFKB_enUS610US619&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiyjfq-hM3VAhUEQSYKHReTDlkQsAQIiAE&biw=1179&bih=878#imgrc=NNupAb7ABFkmQM:

 

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
This entry was posted in Bible, Catholic, Christ, Christianity, Daily Devotion, Exortation, faith, God, Gospel, Holiness, Hope, Jesus Christ, Love, Mercy, Peace, Praise, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s