Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Bodybuilding

Last Sunday I continued to preach through Ephesians as part of our series 'Bodybuilding'. I was glad to use an Olympic lift as an illustration!

As we read the text we saw that Jesus has given gifts to every part of His body. We all have a part to play. We are one team or one body with Jesus as the head!

We're asking our people to respond at three levels:

1) As part of the family. (We all help with one foundational team - this is like doing the washing up!)
2) Pursue a passion. (Sign up for something that you want to explore - something which you desire to do.)
3) Invest and specialise. (Pick up further reading/research/pray/approach others who are gifted in the specific area that you are passionate about.)

It might be helpful to think through the following...

Gift survey:

Romans 12v6-8
1 Corinthians 7v7
1 Corinthians 12v8-10
1 Corinthians 12v28
Ephesians 4v11
1 Peter 4v9-10
1 Timothy 2v1-2

  • Which gifts do you have within you?
    (Ignited by the Spirit and applied to the building of the Church.) 
  • Which gifts have others recognised in you? 
  • Which gifts do you desire to talk hold of?
  • Where do you have a passion to serve?
  • Where can you learn and develop your gifts? 

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