From invest to invite! Can I do that? (Romans 12:1-8)Rick Herrlin, 2017-07-23
Part of the Pi2 (2017) series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Christianity is Contagious. How do people catch it?
What is your style of Evenagelism?
Confrontational, Intellectual, Testimonial, Interpersonal, Invitational, and/or Serving.
How do these “Styles” correspond to God’s Spiritual Gifts?
What classes of spiritual gifts are mentioned in I Cor. 12:1-7?
Operations, Manifestations, & Service
What 2 attitudes should we avoid in looking at our gifts? Rom.12:1-6
Pride & Worthlessness
What daily operational gifts are listed in Rom. 12:6-8? How do they each relate to the styles listed above?
GIFT - FUNCTION - STYLE
Prophesy - Proclaim Gods Word - Confrontational
Serving - Helping with physical needs - Serving
Teaching - Gaining & Sharing information - Intellectual
Encouragement - Make & help friends - Interpersonal or Testimonial
Giving - Provide Needs - Serving or Inviting
Leadership - Organize people - Confrontational
Mercy - Listening & Caring - Interpersonal
How does this impact how you would invest or invite with your personal style of evangelism?
How could you team with others in the body to help your friends come to know Christ more personally?
12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. (ESV)