Unique SHAPE for Kingdom Significance 10

2014-08.5 Acts 20:20 Friday, February 21, 2014 Growing gifts in your small group An accurate word of knowledge delivered with sensitivity and wisdom can be like a ten-pin strike in demolishing a stronghold. However the group, like the bowling alley, is a safe place to contain a ball that runs a little wide. THIS WEEK…

Unique Shape for Kingdom Significance 8

2014-08.3   Ephesians 4:11   Wednesday, February 19, 2014   The forgotten ways of ministry in the church   Alan Hirsch’s The Forgotten Ways was hailed as a “marker in the field of mission” when it came out in 2006.      YESTERDAY we looked at why we find it difficult to use the spiritual…

Unique SHAPE for Kingdom Significance 7

2014-08.2   1 Corinthians 12:1 and 31   Tuesday, February 18, 2014   It’s wanting to use them that’s the hard part about gifts     Spiritual gifts are not a kind of programme set by us – and that’s our difficulty   1 Cor. 12:1 and 31 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do…

Unique Shape for Kingdom Significance 5

2014-07.5 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Friday, February 14, 2014 Meeting together in the power of the Spirit In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul is writing to a church to bring better balance and order to its worship gatherings. He mentions nine gifts – we are probably wise to regard these as representative – which he lists like…

Unique SHAPE for kingdom significance 3

2014-07.3 Romans 12:6-8 Wednesday, February 12, 2014 ‘Self’ gifts – our foundational, personal gifting (part 1) Romans 12:6-8 NIV If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving,…

Unique SHAPE for kingdom significance 2

2014-07.2 1 Corinthians 12:7 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Not personality, not talents – but gifts WHAT are spiritual gifts? Sometimes it’s helpful to define what they are not.Spiritual gifts are not the same as your personality traits (we’ll come to those). Personality complements your giftedness – but it is not the same thing. Spiritual gifts…