Gifts of the Holy Spirit Part 3 from One Way Christian Center in Olustee OK

December 28, 2014

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Summary

The remaining gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Romans 12 are service, teaching, exhorting, contributing, leading and showing mercy. Go through each of the spiritual gifts in Romans 12, in your mind, Christ performed each of these flawlessly.

Sermon Notes:

Romans 12:7-9
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT (3)
OUR CHURCH ~ ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Without exercising your gift we cannot function
 Professional Athlete? ~ Plays the sport for money
 1980 Olympic Hockey Team ~ Miracle on Ice!!!
o Practice, Endurance, Teamwork…
 Paying for church?
o Professional prayers
o Selling of indulgences – Council of Trent
 Always Examine Ourselves Against Scripture

What about today?
 Hire a pastor and staff and pay them to…______
o Feed me the Word of God?
o Care for the sick and elderly?
o Pay them to sing to me?
Works righteousness
 I’ll donate to the church, in hope ___
 I’ll do work for the church in hope ___
o True ~ We need professionals ___

1. Giving to the church does not remove sin ~ Christ Alone
2. We do what we do because of JOY! ~ Serve Christ!

(7) if service, in our serving…

1. Serving or Ministering (G1248 – diakonia) Deacon (G1249- diakonos)

Elders (bishop/elder/pastor)

Acts 6:1-4

Luke 10:38-42

1. All gifts must focus on what is important at the time!

(7) …the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Disciple is student:

Matthew 28:19-20

2 Timothy 2:15

2 Timothy 4:3

Teaching is to the mind
Exhortation is to the heart and will
(8) the one who exhorts, in his exhortation…

EXHORT to encourage, to embolden, to cheer, to advise. The primary sense seems to be to excite or to give strength, spirit or courage.
 Rom 12:1 I appeal to you therefore
 Warning someone ~ concerning the truth
 Translated beseech comfort or console someone
BISHOP ~OVERSEER ~ Titus 1:9

(8) the one who contributes, in generosity
2. All, teach, exhort, lead and mercy.
 Some do one better than others
3. Generosity? With bountifulness, liberally
4. Out of JOY!

2 Corinthians 8:1-3

Matthew 6:3-4

(8) the one who leads, with zeal

1 Timothy 3:4
1 Thessalonians 5:12
• Planning!

(8) the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Matthew 5:7

– Afflicted by the suffering of others
– Driven to help others

Gift of PRAYER
Many Combinations!

1. Hire a professional??? We all have positions to play!
2. Coach, Goalie, Defensemen (2), Right Wing, Left Wing and Center, bench, trainers, staff…

Goalie – out of the net? Padding? Team!!!

Christ is all of these! Christ lived all of this!!! Follow me!!!

Sermon preached by pastor Bryan Walker at One Way Christian Center in Olustee, OK.


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