Discovering Your Super Power–Gifts 1

DISCOVERING YOUR SUPER POWER

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Ephesians 4:11-16 (HCSB)
11 And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
12 for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,
13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, [growing] into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness.
14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.
15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ.
16 From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

Story: Poor Sheep-Rancher

There was a poor sheep rancher tending a pitiful little flock in a nearly barren waste land.  He barely had enough to get by, and many days he went hungry because he didn’t have any money.  This went on this way for years.  Then one day, as he was digging a new water well, he found a strange black liquid beneath the ground.  He had struck oil.  Within moment he went from being nearly destitute to incredibly wealthy.  The oil had been there all along, however he never looked to see what was his beneath the surface.

There are many believers in Christ who are living without purpose and without the resources that are theirs because they haven’t taken the time to discover what is theirs…just beneath the surface.  The SUPER POWER that Christ has given to them to fulfill His plan in their lives. 

Here’s a Video from the Superman Movie showing a similar Occurrence

STEPS TOWARD DISCOVERING YOUR SUPER POWER

I. FAITH—Believe that the Gifts are real and you are gifted

A. You are gifted (equipped) or God’s call is futile in us.

B. You are gifted or there is no possible service you can do

C. You are gifted, or the Bible is false

II. PRAYER—Asking to know and to use your gifts (James 4)

A. You do not have because you do not ask. (4.2)

B. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend {it} on your pleasures. (4.3)

III. AWARENESS—What gifts are available to me?

(This is not an Exhaustive List)

A. Gifts of Service/Helps

B. Gifts of the ministry of the Word

C. Gifts of direction and leadership

D. Gifts of signs and miracles

IV. ACTIVITY—Explore by doing and experiencing

(Next Week – Using Your Super Power on Purpose with Purpose)

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About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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