Morrie is convinced that he is not good at anything … until the class takes an aptitude test. Boy, is he and all the class surprised by the resultsBefore You Listen
Theme: Everyone has a gift.
1. 1 Peter 4:10 says that we should our gifts to serve others. Think about the following abilities and how they can be used to serve others: speaking, investigating, strength, reading, drawing.
2. The story of Dorcas from Acts 9:36-42 is a great example of a person who used her talents to serve others.Dorcas made so many clothes for poor people in her city that after she died, the people begged Peter to bring her back to life. Peter was amazed at all the people's stories about Dorcas. Peter knelt down and prayed, and God gave him the power to raise her from the dead. As you listen to this episode, think about the talents and abilities that you can use to help serve others.
“God's gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others. You should use it faithfully”
In this episode, Liz and the gang learn to celebrate that everybody’s good at something. 1 Peter 4:10 says “God's gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others. You should use it faithfully”. The Bible tells you that you are gifted, whether you believe it or not. Many Christians have not discovered their spiritual gift. What about you? The Bible tells us that God has given spiritual gifts to you. God meant for you to work and to carry out his work in the world. When you use your gift in ways that bless others, God's kingdom work is done.
Want to dig deeper and learn more about serving others? Check out Mark 10:45, Philippians 2:5-7 and Mark 9:35.
Pick four important people in your life and ask them how they use their gifts to serve others. Then ask them to tell you what talents they think you have, and then write them down. Pray and ask God to show you how he has gifted you, and how he wants you to develop and use your talents for him and for others. Choose one (or more!) of your talents, and find a way to bless someone with them!