Overflow: Message Series & Group Study
This January and February, our entire church is exploring what it looks like for God's abundant blessings to overflow into the lives of others.
Check back here every weekend for a special video from a Christ Community pastor outlining personal applications of the teaching. If possible, please watch these videos before your Community Group meeting for the week.
Miss a teaching? We will post them here every Sunday afternoon.
This Week's Message: Brimming with Abilities
Personal Application Video:
Featured Application - Watch this short teaching from Pastor Clayton Keenon:
Reflecting on God’s Word and listening to the Holy Spirit is an essential part of discovering your spiritual gifts. Set aside some time and create a quiet space where you can read and reflect on 1 Corinthians 12-13. Begin your reflection time asking God to speak to you through this passage. After you’ve read the chapters a couple of times, be still and listen for what the Holy Spirit might be telling you or guiding you to. Next, take some time to write out your thoughts and impressions regarding this passage as well as the things you hear from the Holy Spirit. Finally, close your reflection time in prayer thanking or praising God for what he has revealed to you.
Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Although the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture are not exhaustive, they do provide a good starting point for discovering how God has created each of us to bless his body, the church. Similarly, spiritual gifts inventories have been created based on these lists to help point us in the right direction for discovering our gift set. A Spiritual Gifts inventory survey like this one will identify some gifts that you might want to explore by visiting a ministry at church or discuss with a close friend, family member or pastor.
One of God’s favorite ways to speak to us is through his children, the church. Make a list of three to five close, Christ-following friends or family members that you could invite to give you feedback about your gifts. Then, reach out to them and ask them if they would be willing to help you discover your spiritual gifts by praying for and meeting with you. Finally, set up a time when you and that trusted Christ-follower can meet to discuss your gifting. You might use the spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12, or the list from the above Spiritual Gifts Inventory as the starting point for your conversation. Don’t forget to take time in each of these meetings to pray and ask God to speak and strengthen you to use the gifts you discuss.
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Participate fully in the Overflow study by joining a Community Group.