September 6, 2020

The Gifts of the Spirit: Means & Impact

Bible Text: Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11 |

We are concluding our 6-week series looking at the “Means and Impact” of the Holy Spirit’s work through us. Looking at Ephesians 4:11-16 and 1 Peter 4:10-11 we’ll be challenged to surrender fully to the Spirit’s work of gifting us and using us for the glory of God in the church. The Lord has no other plan for building his church but to use her members to bring the church to “the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” As part of this Sunday’s message, I’ll be pointing to the Work for Christ page of our website where all of the serving opportunities in our church are listed. If you are not serving or not serving enough, take a look and ask God to show you where you should be giving your time and using your gifts to build up the body of Christ as we enter this new ministry year. There is no mystery to this: The work continues! The mission is before us! People need the gospel of Jesus Christ!

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Sermon Notes

Not So Mysterious After All
The Gifts of the Spirit: Means & Impact
Todd Dugard
Ephesians 4:1-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11

September 6, 2020

The means of the Spirit’s work in us is to… (Ephesians 4:1-16)

…establish leaders to equip members

Ephesians 4:11

…using members to serve one another

Ephesians 4:12b

…and repeating this until we’re all mature in Christ

Ephesians 4:13
Ephesians 4:14
1 Corinthians 12:22

…the full impact of which is experienced when… (1 Peter 4:10-11)

…everyone uses their gift(s)

1 Peter 4:10
1 Peter 4:11

…to build up the church

Ephesians 4:15–16

…for the glory of God

1 Peter 4:11b

I am but one,
but I am one;
I cannot do everything,
but I can do something; what I can do,
I ought to do;
and what I ought to do, God helping me,
I will do.
– adapted from Edward Everett Hale