Jul 1, 2018
SPIRITUAL GIFTS: EXHORTATION
Romans 12:6-8; 1 Timothy 4:13-14a
THE GIFT OF EXHORTATION . . .
The gift of exhortation is speaking encouragement or correction, that is intentional and directional, into the lives of others.
YOU MIGHT HAVE THE GIFT . . .
“Him (Jesus Christ), warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” Colossians 1:28
“ . . . to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ . . .” Ephesians 4:12-15
HOW THE ENEMY CAN DISTORT OR ATTACK YOUR GIFT . . .
“If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5b
ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE EXHORTER . . .
“Finally, then, brothers and sisters, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2
MAKING IT PRACTICAL . . .