Week 4 - Serving the Church

Open your Gift and share! (1 Cor. 12:1); (Rom. 12:3, 6-8); (1 Pet. 4:10-11)

Consider this….

What God made me to BE (my shape) ... determines ... What God intends me to DO (my ministry).

In other words;

My ministry is determined by my makeup!!!!

Question? What is your S.H.A.P.E.?

S - Spiritual Gift(s)

H – Heart (Passion)

A – Abilities

P – Personality

E – Experiences

Now if you’re like most people I know, you probably never considered this question. Especially as it relates to God’s purpose for your life, and ministry in His body. But I assure you that as you begin to discover your S.H.A.P.E, you will receive more clarity on your position in God’s Kingdom! Please understand that the S.H.A.P.E concept is not restricted to a certain age group, but for every child of God, young and old, to have a greater sense of awareness of their unique design. Psalm 139:14

Let’s explain the S.H.A.P.E. concept ...

Spiritual Gift(s) – 1 Cor. 7:7; each one has his own (spiritual) gift from God. Also 1 Cor. 12 ...

Heart (Passion)Rom.10:1; Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.

Abilities – Ex. 31:3; I (God)… have given them skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts. (NLT)

Personality – 1 Cor. 2:11; for who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?

Experiences – Phil. 1:12-18; How Paul’s experience shaped him. Heb. 4:15-16; How Jesus’ experience blessed us.

Classroom discussion and application ...

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