Episode 129: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Message 129 of 157 in the series BuildingUp

On this episode, we navigate the journey of discovering and developing your spiritual gifts. Join us as we look into how to recognize, nurture, and exercise these gifts for His glory.

10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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1 Peter 4:10-11 , ESV

Episode 129: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Scripture teaches that each true believer has been entrusted with at least one spiritual gift for the purpose of glorifying God and building up the church. One of the most common questions a Christ follower will ask is, “How do I discover my gift?” And while a spiritual gifts test is a common response, there is a far more sure way for us to seek out this answer from God.

From Discovery to Service

Episode 129 of the BuildingUp Podcast discusses the concept of spiritual gifts, their significance, and how we can identify and utilize our unique gifts for the glory of God. The discussion emphasizes the importance of being good stewards of these spiritual gifts and encourages listeners to use their spiritual gifts to serve others.

Key Points:

  • Every Christian is graced with a unique spiritual gift from God. These gifts are not for personal glory but for the service of others and the glory of God.
  • Believers should not underestimate their gifts or assume that others can replace their unique contributions to the body of Christ.
  • Spiritual gifts can be categorized into speaking and serving gifts, each contributing to the building up of the church in different ways.
  • Discovering your spiritual gift can be facilitated through a three-step approach: prayer, service, and community engagement. Spiritual gifts tests can provide some insights but are not the most effective way to discover these gifts.
  • The development and cultivation of spiritual gifts are essential for more effective service. This can be achieved through the same approach used in discovering the gifts: prayer, service, and community engagement.

Noteworthy Quotes:

  • “If God has given you a gift, then you are to use it in the body for His glory.”
  • “The discovery of your spiritual gift is something that God does as you are serving in your community and as you are looking to him and praying while you do those things.”
  • “Keep praying.”

Primary Takeaway:

The primary takeaway from this episode is how valuable spiritual gifts are. These gifts have a special purpose in serving others and honoring God. It’s important for every believer to recognize their own unique gift and use it to serve the body of Christ and bring glory to God. To discover and cultivate these gifts, we need to maintain a close relationship with God through prayer. It’s also important to actively engage in serving our community and connect with other believers for encouragement and support. This journey takes time, patience, and commitment, but it’s absolutely crucial for our own spiritual growth and for building up the Christian community as a whole.

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