VIP Week 4: “Uniquely You” – Pastor Kevin Kringel
VIP’s bring something special with them that the world needs. God has made you unique for a purpose.
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“The only way to truly stand out in this world is to be yourself.”
Scriptures & Notes
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Romans 12:6 (NLT)
In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. 5 There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. 6 God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.
7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge.9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.
But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene– walk!”
Romans 1:11 NLT
For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord.
“We all have something to being to the table. We all have things that God has put inside of us, or our journey has put inside of us to bring to the table.”
We all have something to bring to the table…
– Gifts, talents
– Experience (good and bad)
“We need to own the spiritual gifts given to us, and ask God to open doors to use our gifts.”