We are called to live lives as believers which demonstrate the power and giftings of the Holy Spirit through us.
GIFT = CHARISMA
CHARIS = GRACE
SPIRITUAL GIFTS ARE GIFTS OF GRACE!
*They're not earned or gifts of works
--Re[Discovering]Church, or re-learning what it means to be the church we're meant to be, has all meant to point to this moment
=God won't, and doesn't, move through His church because we're acting just right or operating in the right formula
***God moves because His church has exalted Him to the place He deserves to be through their faith!
*It is THAT faith which activates God's grace in our lives and the lives of the world around us!
--How has your faith activated God's grace in your life this past month?
=What testimony do you have to share?
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
--It is not coincidence that God builds our faith in 1 Corinthians 11 through remembering His Son and His sacrifice, and then immediately lead us into 1 Corinthians 12 and the spiritual/grace gifts!