Spiritual Gifts part 150: You must have humility in order to attain wisdom

Rom 12:1-8; Eph 4:11-16; Eph 3:8-10; Col 1:9-10; Act 6:1-7; Pro 11:2.

ROMANS-268-110807 - length: 75:29 - taught on Aug, 7 2011

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John Farley
August 7, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 150:   You must have humility in order to attain wisdom.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 3:  What is a “Spiritual Gift”?

A spiritual gift is a supernatural ability graciously given by God the Holy Spirit to each believer ( without regard to merit) at the moment of salvation...

…so that the Holy Spirit might manifest Himself in effective service for the benefit of the Royal Family, ending up with God the Father  being glorified through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Each spiritual gift mentioned here in ROM 12:1-5 has a corresponding quality or capacity that needs to be in place so the believer can draw from it when operating in the gift.

We develop capacity to function in our spiritual gifts by having our minds renewed.  

And our minds are renewed by consistently learning the word of God through the teaching ministry of the pastor- teacher that God has provided for us.

to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve:
to test, examine, prove, scrutinize (to see whether a thing be genuine or not), as metals:

to scrutinize so as to decide, to test with the expectation of approving; to approve of, accept as trustworthy; to discern.

“to try to learn the genuineness of something by examination and testing, often through actual use” (Louw & Nida)

We learn the genuine goodness and perfection of God’s will and plan for our lives by examination and actually using it!
Your spiritual gift becomes operational through normal spiritual growth.

Distinction among believers on the basis of their spiritual growth is a result of their motivation, volition, and priorities.

b.  Spiritual gifts.  The distinction among believers in spiritual gifts has its source in the sovereign wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

1.  The filling of the Holy Spirit is the absolute concept of experiential Christianity.

2.  The degree of spiritual growth is the relative concept of experiential Christianity.

As you have momentum from doctrine, your spiritual gift will function, even without your awareness.

Why is it absolutely necessary to grow spiritually and have a soul full of doctrine in order to function effectively in your spiritual gift?

This is the intersection of the two power sources in the Christian way of life:   Bible doctrine and the filling of the Spirit.

the sovereignty of God and the free will of man co-exist….operate together… in human history by the divine decree.
The Lord’s Supper
Lighthouse Bible Church
August 7, 2011

" Woman, behold, your son!"

The third statement by our Lord from the Cross is one of compassion (JOH 19:25-27).

This passage teaches the affection and tenderness that our Lord had for both John and His mother while He was suffering on the cross.

We have a manifestation of His commitment to parental duty.

We should also admire Mary’s marvelous fortitude and courage.

Here is our Lord, under a burden that no one else could possibly have sustained, still caring for others.

To the very end, He showed Himself both the perfect Son of God and the per­fect Son of Man.

With the responsibility given to John, it was as if our Lord was telling Him that He had been forgiven.

Compassion is defined as a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another’s suffering or misfortune accompanied by a desire to alleviate the pain and remove its cause.

Because of compassion, God forgives sin.

Christ’s work on the cross is what enabled our holy God to be able to forgive our sins.