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PASTOR ZANDERS' BIBLE STUDY

“Wednesday in the Word”
"SERVING FROM THE HEART:
DISCOVERING YOUR GIFTS FOR SERVICE
"

"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

THE WILL OF GOD AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS

GOD’S WILL FOR [PUT YOUR NAME HERE] LIFE IS THAT I AM:
I. SAVED – Read: 2 Peter 3:9

1) God's will is that I be saved; not willing that any man or woman should DIE and go to hell.
2) Those in the flesh can’t please God; if a person is not saved, God doesn’t hear their prayers – the only one He hears is, “God save me.”
3) If I’m not saved, I’m not God’s child; since I am saved, I have benefits
4) We all have rights through salvation but we don’t use those rights
II. SANCTIFIEDRead: 1 Thessalonians 4:3
1) Holy, pure, set aside for God to use
2) I must be controlled by the Spirit and not the flesh
- We think we can overcome sin on our own
III. SPIRIT-FILLED – Read: Ephesians 5:17-18
1) To be CONTROLLED by the Spirit and not drunk w/wine
2) If the spirit FILLS me, there’s no room for jealousy, murmering and complaining...
IV. SUBMISSIVE – Read: 1 Peter 2:13,15
1) We put to silence the ignorance of unsaved people – if we begin to act like they do, what’s the difference?
2) Sometimes our witness is weak
3) Make sure you don’t have a rebellious spirit
4) You will never become a good leader until you become a good follower; God has called all of us to become leaders – to lead others into a relationship w/Jesus Christ
V. SUFFERING (FOR WELL DOING) – Read: 1 Peter 4:19/3:17
1) It’s better that I suffer for doing the Will of God, not evil doing
2) Why should we suffer? Going through is a testing process in which I will grow in grace...
VI. SERVING – Read: Romans 12:1-3
(Most commonly used passage concerning the Will of God)
1) If you discover what the THEREFORE is THERE FOR, you will understand the passage in Romans
2) Make your bodies a living sacrifice and available for service to God
3) To be in God’s perfect Will, I must use my spiritual gifts
-Read Ephesians 4 – The vocation “wherewith you are called” refers to God’s Will for my life
- I must also understand there are unrevealed things in my life...

BUT… HOW DO I MAKE EVERYDAY DECISIONS FOR MY LIFE? IF, IF, IF, IF, IF, IF, THEN…

WHATEVER YOU DESIRE you must know how to test those desires
1) Test them to see if they are whims
2) Weigh your desires against God’s Word
3) If what you desire clashes w/the Word of God...
- He didn’t put that desire in your heart
IF you pass all of the above, then God’s only will for your life is...
Read: Psalm 37:4


V  Take an online Spiritual Gifts Inventory-visit: churchgrowth.org.
-There are no right answers; print out your results, discuss with others

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