I think this is a key to recognising how God is going to change this nation and change our churches. Not through us per se but through what God has put in us. Having faith in the fire.
Last night, I taught on the nature and purposes of spiritual gifts. One particular point I tried to elaborate was this: a church passionate about the glory of God will be passionate about the spiritual gifts being exercised in the body. And here is the reason why.
1. Christ is glorified in the church (Eph. 3:20)
2. The Holy Spirit purposes to glorify Jesus (John 16:14)
3. The Holy Spirit accomplishes this purpose through the gifts He supplies to the church
4. The sovereign administration (1 Cor. 12:11, 18) and measure (Rom. 12:3) of the spiritual gifts are so that “in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ” (1 Pet. 4:11)
We are dependent upon the Holy Spirit to do in us what we naturally do not have the ability to do. And God so wires our gifts that we cannot boast in them or in ourselves. Rather, “Let him…
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