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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio


Spiritual Giftedness Development
How Christ Built Unity in the Church
and Designed the Church to be brought into
Christ’s Likeness
Through Spiritual Gifts
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This week week I will post this series. How God uses the local church and its body of believers to bring about unity and Christ's likeness.
OUTLINE OF THIS SERIES:


From the Tabernacle to the Temple and the Synagogue and now the local church.

THE EARLY CHURCH OF THE FIRST CENTURY

The direction that Christ gave his followers concerning how they were to worship Him is:

THERE ARE TO BE SPIRITUALLY GIFTED BELIEVERS IN THE LOCAL CHURCH

Now we come to the New Testament Times

The Church at Jerusalem

What was the commission that God gave Paul to do?

Finally, we come to I Corinthians 12: SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Spiros Zodhiates gives this definition of spiritual gifts:

The work of the Holy Spirit in individuals:

The work of the Holy Spirit as a church collectively.

NOW the way in which we minister to each other is via our SPIRITUAL GIFTS.

‘WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL GIFT?" (Which is the purpose of this paper.)

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS.

THE SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS: vs 4-7

FIVE WORKS, FIVE DIFFERENT THINGS, FIVE DIFFERENT FACETS OF A DIAMOND

ANOTHER WORD FOR SPIRITUAL GIFT IS SERVICE

drafted by Charles E. Whisnant proof checked by Charity Whisnant