Worship Service November 15, 2020

COVID-19: Online Worship Service Only

Sunday - 9AM

Nov. 15, 2020

ENTRUSTED

“Use It Or Lose It”

Matthew 25:14-29, 1 Peter 4:10

 

1. Introduction:

“Each of you should use whatever gift that you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

1 Peter 4:10

   a. Context…  

      i. Peter is writing to the ____________, aliens and foreigners.

      ii. They experienced significant hostility and ____________.

   b. Peter’s Big Ideas…

      i. When you are most in need, ____________.

      ii. When you lack all comfort, ____________.

      iii. When everyone else around you are taking, __________.


2. Entrusted With Gifts:

a. God has given each of us unique _____________ 

“Each of you should use whatever gift that you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

1 Peter 4:10

“As each has received a gift…”

“God has given each of you a gift…”

      i. We tend to drastically ____________ the gifts God has given us.

“Da Vinci painted one Mona Lisa, Beethoven created one 5th Symphony and God made one version of you. You are it. You are the only you there is. And if you don’t do you, we don’t get you. You are the only shot we have at you.”

Max Lucado

      ii. God says in Ephesians 2:10, “We are God’s masterpiece…”

      iii. What’s your ____________?  

                   • Spiritual Gifts

                   • Heart

                   • Abilities

                   • Personality

                   • Experiences

b. God expects us to use our gifts to ____________ others.

“Each of you should use whatever gift that you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

1 Peter 4:10

      i. Serving others and better ____________ are unexpectedly linked to each other.

      ii. Serving others can help shift our ____________.

“If you continue to serve yourself, you will end up by yourself.”

Andy Stanley

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:10

“Each of you should use whatever gift that you have received to serve others as faithful stewards…”

1 Peter 4:10

   c. There is a circular ____________ of our gifts.

      i. The gifts of God are ____________ given just for us.  

      ii. The gifts from God aren’t intended to satisfy us, they are intended to satisfy ____________.  

      iii. In satisfying and serving others, meaning and purpose comes back to ____________ …that’s the circular purpose of using and sharing our gifts.  

   d. Fanning the flame reveals the ____________ that was always there!

“Fan into flame the gift of God within you.”

2 Timothy 1:6

      i. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the gifts within you which have been ____________.

      ii. “It only takes a spark to get a fire going…”

      iii. When we fan into flame the gifts within each of us, we will be ____________ by what God will do in our church and community.

 

3. Conclusion:

   a. Just because you serve, doesn’t mean you are using your gifting.  When you serve outside your gifting, you may actually experience ____________ rather than fan the flame within you.  

   b. How can you get the most out of serving?

      i. Remember who you are serving every time you serve somebody: ____________.

      ii. Add your uniqueness and your special ____________.

      iii. ____________ for God to open your eyes to the needs around you every day.