Our Bible Study lessons are taken from The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren Ė a chapter each week until the book has been completed.
December 1: Shaped for Serving God & Understanding Your Shape
Taught by Assistant Pastor Porter
Our lesson tonight was taken from Chapters 30 and 31 of The Purpose Driven Life.
Points to Ponder:
I. Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts
>God gives every believer spiritual gifts to be used in ministry. (Each gift is
>Gifts are an expression of Godís grace to you.
>No individual receives all gifts
>An unopened gift is worthless
II. Listening to Your Heart
>Heart describes the bundle of desires, hopes, interests, ambitions, passion
>Signs of serving God with hearts are enthusiasm and effectiveness
>Figure out what you love to do and do it for Godís glory
III. Applying Your Abilities
>All of our abilities come from God
>Every ability can be used for Godís glory
> What Iím able to do, God wants me to do
IV. Using Your Personality
>There is no right or wrong temperament or personality for ministry
>Your personality will affect how and where you use your spiritual gifts and
V. Employing Your Experiences
>Six kinds of experiences:
The very experiences that you have resented or regretted most in life Ė the ones youíve wanted to hide and forget Ė are the experiences God wants to use to help others. They are your ministry!