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Gifted by God!

God has gifts for us!

First is the gift of salvation… righteousness through Jesus Christ

Romans 5:15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.                                   16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification.   17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.  18 So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.   19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.  20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,   21 so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sine is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Second, is the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38  Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Third, we are given a spiritual gift.

1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,       5 that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge,  6 even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you,   7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,  8 who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What is a spiritual gift?  How can I know I have one?

The best way to learn more about spiritual gifts, is to study some key New Testament passages.  Two of those passages, in a worksheet format, are included in the resources.  

Sherry

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