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Gifted for Life

Any time we talk about spiritual gifts within the church, it is good to remind ourselves that we are a part of One Body; the body of Christ. As followers of Jesus we experience a profound reality of unity in Christ with a diversity of gifts displayed by others who follow Jesus. This giftedness is sourced in the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The purpose of the grace gifts is always to build others up to the glory of God. Both Paul and Peter write about these gifts as an opportunity for the fruit of the Spirit to be manifest in the Church to put Jesus’ love on display. We will see in our study of Romans 12 that God has done a marvelous work in our lives and in history to bring about a unity within the body of Christ that displays His love in profound ways to reach those who have not yet heard while building up those who follow Jesus.