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Your Divine Design - How to Develop Your Spiritual Gift for Kingdom Impact, Part 1

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September 23, 2022 6:00 am

Your Divine Design - How to Develop Your Spiritual Gift for Kingdom Impact, Part 1

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September 23, 2022 6:00 am

You have a God-given gift inside of you that has the power to give direction and purpose in your life. It can unlock personal freedom and give you a sense of deep affirmation of God’s own value of your life – why you matter to Him. Join Chip if you want to know how to discover this gift.

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God has deposited in you an amazing gift. Now, what if I told you that this gift has the power to give direction and purpose to your life? This gift can unlock freedom so that you can really embrace who you are. This gift can give you a sense of deep affirmation of God's own value of your life, why you matter to Him. And then what if I told you today you can take huge steps toward discovering this gift, your primary spiritual gift?

Welcome to this Edition of Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram. I'm Dave Drouy, and the mission of these daily programs is to intentionally disciple Christians through the Bible teaching of Chip Ingram. We're in the middle of our series, Your Divine Design, how to discover, develop, and deploy your spiritual gifts. We hope you've been learning a lot from this series so far. And to help others learn as you have, would you take a minute after this message and share it with a friend or loved one?

Now, you can do that either through the Chip Ingram app or by sending them the free MP3s that you'll find at livingontheedge.org. Thanks for spreading the word about how this teaching is impacting you. Okay, here's Chip for his message, How to Develop Your Spiritual Gift for Kingdom Impact. Spiritual gifts, you knowing your spiritual gift, you developing your spiritual gift, and then you using your spiritual gift is serious business. I'm going to say that for a couple of reasons, but I think what has happened is we view in the church many times spiritual gifts is like a dessert bar. You know, the real meat and potatoes, you walk with God, you pray, you obey, you do the best you can. And then, yes, some people really know their gifts, but it's kind of like dessert.

You don't really need it for the meal. It's a nice addition. And what I want you to know is that it's a part of the core of God's meal for growing his church. There's been an empirical study done worldwide over six continents. They did it in hundreds and hundreds of churches. They did it in multiple languages. They did it in every kind of church, a sociological study.

This was not an opinion poll. It was an empirical study to find out what caused churches, what were the core elements of churches, whether they were charismatic or non charismatic, whether they were denominational or non-denominational, whether they were state run, small, large, or mega. And they came back with about eight characteristics, biblical characteristics that were common in all churches that were growing both qualitatively and quantitatively.

One of those eight characteristics, in fact, one of the most important, was a gift oriented ministry. Churches that trained people in their giftedness and then allowed them to serve in their giftedness. Christian Swartz in his book, Natural Church Growth, as a result of this study writes, when Christians serve in their area of giftedness, they generally function less in their own strength and more in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thus, ordinary people can accomplish the extraordinary. And then he writes as a researcher, the interesting corollary result of our research was the discovery that probably no factor influences the contentedness of Christians more than where they're utilizing their gift. Our data demonstrated a highly significant relationship between gift orientation, my personal ministry involvement matching my gifts, and people's joy in living. None of the eight characteristics showed nearly as much influence on both the personal life of the believer or the impact of the church than gift oriented ministry. I've got five reasons you need to develop your spiritual gift. Before we dig in, because I want to convince you, I want to take about four or five minutes and convince you, I don't want this to be a sheet of paper where you know more about gifts. I don't want you to even get a model or a paradigm where you can say, you know, I know there's motivational gifts, I know there's ministry gifts, and I know there's these manifestations.

I don't want you just to get more educated. I want you to be willing to do the hard work, to do the research, to look inside your soul, to jump in the water of ministry, to do whatever it takes to discover how God wired you, because you are his workmanship. You have been created in Christ Jesus to do what? Good works. What good works? The works that he preordained that you should walk in them. And I want to tell you, you are that paintbrush, the grace of God using your gift, painting the spirit of God's work through the word of God and community to change people's lives.

And you need to know what kind of paintbrush you are. Let me give you five reasons, and these are purely to just get you motivated. Reason number one is direction and purpose for your life. When you understand your gift clearly, your key motivational gift, and then the ministry gifts where it operates, it will give you direction and purpose for your life. Number two, freedom to embrace and enjoy who you are.

Key word, freedom. You know, we're just people, and we grow up, and as you grow in the Lord, there's people that you associate with or you admire, and we unconsciously try to be like them. You know how liberating it is to discover who God made you to be and just say, wow, I don't have to be like anybody else.

I don't have to talk like anyone else. What is holy and wonderful and winsome is the freedom to be the man or the woman God made me to be. Reason number three is joy. The joy that results from impacting lives. The joy when you meet needs by the good works God has called you to do. In fact, our word for gifts, charismata, you have the word charis, which is the root word for grace. Well guess if you keep making that word smaller, the word is joy. Joy, gifts, and grace all come from the same word.

When you are in your giftedness, you can experience amazing joy. Reason number four is affirmation of your victory with Christ. This is a real theological one, but we covered Ephesians 4-7.

What does it mean that he ascended except he descended into the lower parts of the earth? Ephesians 4-7. And that entire passage is talking about Christ's victory over sin, Christ's victory over death, Christ's victory over Satan, and the evidence is he gave gifts to men. When you operate and know your gift, each time you use it, you ought to get a sense of, you know, I have this gift because I am a co-victor with Christ. And it affirms your value to God. It affirms that you're on the winning team. It affirms that, you know, life is difficult, it is a fallen world, but I have a supernatural ability that reminds me, Christ is the victor, and I'm a co-heir with him. Reason number five is accountability, as you will be held responsible for the stewardship of your gift. The first four were kind of exciting.

Raw, go. I mean, man, you can't afford not to miss it. But number five is there is a day when I will stand before what's called the Bema Seat or the judgment seat of Christ, and I will be judged, and this is not a judgment for salvation. That's taken care of at the cross when I trust in Christ. But I will be judged as a believer for my rewards.

And the stewardship will be not did I do as much as Billy Graham or not did I do as much as this pastor or that missionary or some great layman. God will ask me, Chip, what did you do with what I gave you? I entrusted you with X amount of time on the earth, X amount of wealth, X amount of energy, and these spiritual gifts. What did you do with what I gave you? And I don't know about you, I don't want to look up at the Lord and say, could you go over the gifts part one more time?

Because I never really quite figured out what mine was. And I think the Lord's going to say, Chip, it was right there in my word. Now, are you motivated? Are you willing? Because when we get to the end of this, I'm going to give some specific applications that are going to take you out of your comfort zone. It's going to take some work. It's going to take some energy. I mean, the last thing you need is one more colored notebook on a shelf that says, there's the spiritual gift one.

I remember when I took that, you know. So with that said, for you to not just discover, but really develop your spiritual gift, I think three things need to happen. Number one is clarity. Developing your gifts begins with clarity.

And this is a little review. There are three types of spiritual gifts. First, every believer has one primary motivational gift, Romans 12, six to eight. We are to concentrate on discovering and developing this gift.

Remember our little story about the waiter and he dropped the tray. One of those seven motivational gifts I believe every one of us in this room has. It's our primary motivation. Second, that motivational gift, that drive, that ability can express itself through a variety of ministry gifts. And we looked at that second column in Ephesians chapter four and first Corinthians 12, 28. Third, when we exercise our motivational gift through our ministry gifts, the Holy Spirit determines what manifestations or effects will most benefit people.

So as we understand, here's my core motivation. And then I'm going to minister in these ministry gifts. God chooses as he wills to manifest gifts and impact in lives of people.

Now you say, where do you get that? First Corinthians 12, four to six, we get the paradigm. It says there are many different kinds of gifts, but the same spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. And there are different kinds of workings, but the same God who works all of them and all men. And remember this isn't from Mount Sinai. This is from Chip.

Okay. And you know, and I, and I've studied and I've looked at this. When I look at first Peter four and it says, let every person exercise the gift singular that they have. When I look at Romans chapter 12, if you had the gift of teaching singular, exercise it, exhortation singular, let him exercise it. I think there's good biblical evidence, but what we know is there's a broad base of teaching on spiritual gifts, but what you have is all these gifts. What we have, these three columns you have is one way, I think an effective way, one way, a model, a paradigm to break down the gifts in such a way that help us put them into practice.

Now, let me give you an example of how this works in reality. I have a friend who is a business person. He's kind of high up in a corporation. He's got leadership gift, natural ability and leadership. And he is in a financial area. So guess where they put him in every church? They want to make him a member of the board, right?

They want to put him on the finance committee and they want him to make all the decisions removed from people. And so he did that for years and years and years. Good godly man gets up, reads his Bible, prays, you know, wants to be the man, the husband God wants him to be. Didn't know anything about spiritual gifts. He always, you know, he was the kind of guy always buying an extra commentary and reading and looking and digging in and asking questions that made people crazy. Cause that's what people with a gift of teaching do.

They care about those things. And but, but all the while people kept putting him in his natural abilities. Then he learned about gifts and he realized that his motivation is the gift of teaching. He also realized that he's best in a teaching environment, not even pastoring. And he got in a large Sunday school class. He got out of his board responsibilities cause you can only do so much, right? He said, yeah, you know what?

I do run a big company and I do understand financials and P and L statements, but you know, when I come to church, that's about the most boring, uninteresting, non-motivating thing you could ever ask me to do. Am I good at it? Yes.

Do I want to do it? No. And he began to free himself up from church activities and teach. And then he teamed up and realized he needed a team of people because that's the way gifts work. And he began to build one of the largest Sunday school classes with multiple small groups. And he began to teach God's word and he said, the joy I experienced. And then the manifestation, what began to happen is while people were getting wisdom and knowledge and understanding and, and marriages were being healed because they got the knowledge of what God's word said about it. And business people would come because he had high respect in the business community and people would get their finances in order because what he would teach on finances, but God gave him a platform. Do you see how, once you understand your gifts, it really begins to give you direction, focus, purpose, joy, affirmation from God, and that there's these three categories.

And then notice, I love this last verse. First Corinthians 12, seven says, now to each one, the manifestation of the spirit is given for the common good. Let's remember, I mean like ultra remember, this is not about a little inward query of kind of looking down in your spiritual navel and saying, Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, show me my gifts. Show me my gifts. Show me my gift. It's a grace gift. What's the goal of the gift? God has deposited a supernatural enabling in you in order to serve other people. I like to think of it as a grace giving gift. Is it what you've been given to something that it's really no good unless you give it away? And the preoccupation is not all about you and what's my gift and how does it work and how many inventories and tests can I take? The real issue is Lord, how can I understand how you made me?

How can I understand the environment or ministries that I best can be used so that more people or in deeper ways can experience Jesus at a fresh and new level? Do you get it? So I think number one is clarity. You got to get clear on that.

And by the way, if it's still a little bit foggy, you know how it really works. It happens in real life. We're going to go over this in just a little bit, but this is the cognitive side, really discovering, developing and deploying your gift. You're going to have to get in on the game. You got to be involved in a ministry.

You're going to have to be involved in relationships and God will show you as you are in that process. First is clarity. But the second thing I think needs to happen is this. To develop your gifts, it demands a basic understanding of the New Testament gifts. And so if you will sort of fasten your spiritual safety belt, and some people have said that I talk fast. This could possibly be true, but you have not heard me talk fast until you see me go through all these gifts. But here's what I want you to do. It's in print. What I want to do is I want to, as best I can, give you a quick snapshot of these because what will happen, I'm praying that even in this room, the Spirit of God, as you begin to narrow down your motivational gift to maybe the top two, then you'll begin to see as I describe some of these, maybe this is an arena for my ministry gift.

Maybe this is why these certain effects happen. So with that, are you ready? And some of them, by the way, are controversial. I want you to know, I've done a word study on all these, I've done a lot of research, but my name is Chip. It's not Moses. It's not Jesus. This is my very best understanding, and there are very godly people who have done also a lot of work and may look at these things just a little bit differently. My prayer is that you will be more noble than the Thessalonicans. And like the Bereans, you will examine the Scriptures daily to see whether what I'm saying is in fact so. If you have the gift of teaching, I know you'll do that. It's those other people I worry about. So are you ready?

Are you ready? Apostleship definition. It's the divine enablement to start churches or other ministries and oversee their development.

It's the ability to minister cross-culturally with the goal of planting churches. Now, note the distinction between the office of apostle and the gift of apostle. Ephesians 4 11 says, okay, Jesus gave, he gave some as apostles and some as prophets and some as evangelists and some as pastor teachers.

He gives four offices and they are also gifts. That's Ephesians 4. Move the camera back to Ephesians chapter 2, and he's talking about the birth of the church.

And he says, now the foundation was laid by whom? The apostles and the prophets, Jesus being the chief cornerstone. To be a New Testament apostle to hold the office, you had to be with Jesus from his baptism and you had to be an eyewitness of the resurrection. Now, unless you are very, very, very old, you are not a New Testament office apostle, okay? However, the word apostle literally means messenger. It just means messenger.

And it means someone who's going to fulfill something. And there are other places in the New Testament where people are called a messenger or an apostle, and it's clear they're not one of the 12. Now, what we know is from Jesus, these 12 are going to have a moral responsibility and there's going to be judgment that they have. But I believe that the gift of apostleship currently is here, but the office of apostleship because it's gone. Because what did the apostles and the early prophets do? They brought new revelation. When the church was birthed, there was no 1st Corinthians. There was no Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. You know, there was no revelation, but when we get to the end of revelation, what's very clear.

If any man or any woman adds to this book, all the curses in this book will be upon them. So the foundation is what you lay of the church. And once you lay the foundation, then those gifts of offices of giving new revelation are done. But this gift of apostleship, I like to think of these people as the spiritual entrepreneurs of the church. These are the people that launch things, start things.

These are the people that see what could happen. They plant churches. They see what's happening in the life of the church and something in them looks at, okay, there's ministry to kids, ministry to children, ministry to the elderly. We have an outreach program. And they look at all that and they say, that's great, but I want to launch a ministry to unwed mothers. That's great, but I want to launch a ministry to the Hispanic community. That's great, but I want to start Bible studies all over.

Do you resonate with that? Could that be one of your ministry gifts? The second gift here is prophecy, the divine enablement to proclaim God's truth with power and clarity in a timely and culturally sensitive fashion. Notice the focus for correction, repentance or edification.

It's the ability to reveal God's word accurately. Now notice this can also be a motivational gift. This can be a primary motivation, but you could have the motivation of exhortation or you could have the motivation of even mercy. I know a worship pastor whose primary motivation is mercy. His heart just goes out to people.

It's compassion. He's always helping the underprivileged and the hurting people and the people that are out there on the fringe, kind of the real artistic types. But when he puts together a worship set and he's also an artist, when he paints, he wants to with power, prophesy and proclaim, this is who Christ is.

And he wants to create this environment, this event. It's his ministry gift. Now the office of prophet like apostle is gone. I mean, we're not getting new revelation. We don't have like second revelation and third revelation.

We don't have third Corinthians. But as a ministry to proclaim, this is still very, very much around. Evangelism is the third gift. It's the ability to be unusually effective instrument in leading unbelievers to a saving knowledge of Christ. Some with this gift are most effective in personal evangelism, while others are more used by God in group evangelism or cross cultural evangelism. These people are motivated and they're empowered to share their faith in such a way that two things happen. Lost people come to Christ and they want to help all the rest of the church become better evangelist. Many of you do not have the gift in evangelism, but if you get around an evangelist, two things will happen. One, your spiritual temperature and concern for lost people will go up.

It really will. I remember being in Spain. I have a good buddy I went to seminary with. His name is Manny Fernandez and he started this evangelistic church planning ministry first in Spain and now around the world. And a buddy of mine, we went to Madrid and we wanted to see his ministry and as a church, we were supporting it. And there was this open, huge open, I don't know what quadrangle. That's all I can think of it. And there were buildings all around and people and fountains and Manny was walking across it like this and he stopped me like this in an archway.

And I mean there were thousands of people. And he looked at me and he said, Chip, look, just look. And I'm thinking, there's people.

I mean is it okay? No, look. And I'm thinking, my eyes are open. I can't look any harder than I'm looking. And he said, do you realize less than one and a half percent of those people know Jesus?

It's true all over Spain. And I mean tears just started coming down his eyes. And I mean when I was with him, I think he was going to share his faith with statues, just in case. Lost people matter to people with the gift of evangelism. I remember they interviewed Billy Graham and they asked him, they looked back on his life and said, how do you explain? Of course it's God. How do you explain this massive, amazing impact that God has allowed you to have on the world? And they were expecting, well, it was my training or it was my parents or I had this wonderful spiritual experience. And I'll never forget his answer.

Kind of tilted his head and he said, well, I don't know that I can really explain it other than maybe one thing. He said, I feel like God has a love for people that don't know him. I think God has a passionate, deep love for people that don't know him.

And I just feel like God took his love for those people that don't know him. And he just placed it in my heart. I just love him.

I just love him. And by the way, this is a good example too, of some gifts. Imagine a gift rather than as the color blue or this gift, the color red.

Imagine a gift as the color blue, but with a variety of shades of blue. So dark blue might be mass evangelism, big groups, and real light blue might be personal evangelism. One of the greatest evangelists I ever met was a guy named John Saville. John came to Christ late fifties, maybe early sixties, had a CPA firm in Dallas, very shy man, except the supernatural gift of evangelism. And John would go into prisons once a month or more with Bill Glass and go to death row and share Christ.

But John shared Christ everywhere. I'd go to meet with him at lunch. I still remember we get on the elevator.

I mean, you know, I don't know, 45 floors and glass buildings and real nice, very sophisticated people in their business suits and, you know, really looking cool. And John turns to this nice young lady. Hi, how are you doing? And she goes, fine, thank you very much. And he just, he had this smile.

I mean, you know, just, you know, contagious and he's an older guy. So, you know, she knew there was, you know, he wasn't coming on to her. And, and then he looks at her. He said, do you know that Jesus loves you? And I'm thinking, Oh, John, there's a way to do this.

And this is not seeker sensitive. Oh, I'm thinking, John, what are you doing? And you know, I'm, I'm waiting for her to take her purse and whack him or something. And, uh, he turned to her and said, you know something?

I just have to tell you, I wasted most of my life. I mean, we got less than two minutes on the elevator and Jesus has made all the difference. And I just can't help believe that he just wants you to know how much you matter to him. If you ever want to talk about Jesus, you know what, here's a business card and our company's up on the something, something floor, and I'm expecting her to take it, throw it on the ground.

I don't know anybody who could do this. She melts in his presence, looks at him, takes the card and says, you know, you have no idea what I'm going through right now. Thank you, Mr. Saville.

Would it really be okay to come and talk? And you know what? It's called the gift of evangelism. It doesn't have to be in a big group, but this is a gift that God gives people to care and to reach out to lost people.

Maybe that's you. Notice as we move on, next gift is pastor teacher. It's the only dual gift in the New Testament. He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as, there's only a singular article. It's not some as pastors and some as teachers. Literally it's some as, you know, singular article, the pastor slash teachers.

Let's find out what it is. Pastor teacher is a person with this spiritual gift has the ability to lead, nourish, protect, and personally care for the needs of a flock of believers. Not all people, listen carefully, with the office of pastor or even an elder or overseer have a need for the gift. In other words, you don't have to have the gift of pastor teacher to be a pastor. You can pastor that office out of an exhortational gift. For me, it was a prophecy gift.

And then notice it goes on. And many with this gift do not need or have the office. In other words, you've met some people who pastor and shepherd and love people and they love being small group leaders or, you know, some of those Sunday school classes where they kind of have teams. This is the person that is always wondering, well, I wonder how, I wonder how Betty is. She's not here. I wonder how Bob is.

Hey Bob, how are things going? Last week you shared they shepherd. That's what this word means. The word pastor, it comes from the root word to shepherd. It means to give oversight. This is the ability to promote spiritual growth.

It's a dual gift. It not only has a caring, it means you can nurture care. And what does a shepherd do for sheep? A shepherd protects, leads, guides, and feeds. And this person has that mix and also the ability to teach God's word in such a way to help the person grow spiritually. And this does not have to be, I think this has not been taught. A lot of people with this gift get lost in the body of Christ because they think, you know, I'm not called, I don't have any calling from God to go to seminary or Bible school and be a pastor, but I want to shepherd people.

And by the way, this is not gender specific. You know, the spiritual gifts. See, we have gotten so used to the office of pastor. We think of the pastor as a role or office. This is a gift.

Give you a quick example. When my daughter was in fifth or sixth grade, there was a woman teaching the fifth and sixth grade class. They had about 60 or 70, fifth and sixth graders. And she had the gift of pastor teacher and pastor teachers see people with potential as well. And she began to shepherd my daughter, just love her and care for her. And pretty soon she saw some gifts. And so she went into, once she got out of fifth and sixth, she kept the relationship and she had Annie come and help with the third and fourth grade. She was involved in children's ministry. Then a year later, she had her come and help with the fifth and sixth graders. I'll never forget.

They were going to go on a snow retreat. My family's musical, but Annie only knew three chords on the, on the guitar and couldn't change very fast. I mean, she played the piano, but all her brothers are musicians and stuff. And so she said, Annie, I want you to lead worship. These three chords that, you know, here's about 10 songs with just those three chords. And so she goes up for the first time.

Well, guess what? My daughter is very good at now. She leads worship, plays guitar, but she developed my daughter.

My daughter, by the time she was in about ninth or 10th grade, she led a small group. She shepherded people. She taught, she led worship. This woman who pastored her and taught her developed her to be a young woman of God.

And so guess what happened when we left California? Trish came by and Trish said, Annie, I have a gift for you because see, they always want to develop, nurture, spiritual growth. Here's a brand new guitar. I think God has a great ministry for you in Atlanta, and maybe you need a nice guitar to do it. How about you? Are you a shepherd?

Are you a teacher? Chip will be back in just a minute with his application. You've been listening to the first part of his message, how to develop your spiritual gift for Kingdom Impact from his series, Your Divine Design. Many of you know our mission is for Christians to live like Christians, and a critical step in accomplishing that is for believers to put their spiritual gifts into practice. The problem is many don't even know what their giftings are. Through this series, Chip explores vital biblical passages that will help you identify your spiritual gifts and how to grow and use them correctly.

You're not going to want to miss a single message. For more information about Your Divine Design or our resources, go to LivingOnTheEdge.org, the Chip Ingram app, or call 888-333-6003. Well, I'm joined by our Bible teacher, Chip Ingram now. Chip, there's a lot of people out there who feel like they're meandering through life, not really sure what they're supposed to be doing, and don't really have any passions.

So what do you, or better yet, what does God want to say to them? You know, there's few things that are more important than having a reason each and every day to get up with a sense of passion and direction and purpose. And there's lots of ways that help us in learning our purpose, but one of the primary ways is you look at the tools that God has given you. And in this new little book, Your Divine Design, what we do is we help you as a follower of Jesus discern, oh, this is my primary spiritual gift. This gift aligns with doing these kind of activities that help me really help other people.

It gives you an accurate view of yourself. I remember talking to someone and he was a little bit confused. And I said, if you walked into a workshop or just a room and it had a hammer and a saw and a level, I said, what do you think this person might be doing? And he kind of laughed.

He'd be a carpenter, a cabinet maker. I said, well, how did you know? Well, I just looked at the tools. And what we want people to understand is God has given you spiritual tools.

And when you know very clearly what they are, those are huge indicators about meaning and purpose and what He wants you to do. Dave, maybe you could tell people how they could get this resource. Be glad to, Chip. To order your copy of Your Divine Design, go to livingontheedge.org or call 888-333-6003. Let us help you take the next step in your faith journey, discovering your spiritual gifts and understanding how to activate them. Again, to get your hands on Chip's newest book, Your Divine Design, visit livingonttheedge.org or call 888-333-6003.

App listeners tap special offers. Now here's Chip with some application for what he taught today. At the beginning of today's message, I said that spiritual gifts are serious business. I mean, Jesus died upon the cross. He paid the debt for your sin. He broke the power of sin. And he defeated Satan. And the evidence from Ephesians 4 is that he gave gifts to men.

These are deposits that mean a lot to God. And many Christians I meet not only do not know what their spiritual gift is, but when you read through those key gift passages, they really don't know what the gifts even are. Now I did an overview and a review, and in our next broadcast, we're going through every single one of the gifts. Here's the gift.

Here's the definition. I've done a lot of study. I've done this in the original languages. I looked at the best commentaries, and I've synthesized it for you.

Now you may not agree with everything, but I've done the best work I can to synthesize down in a couple three sentences, this is the gift, this is what it looks like, and here's how you might know if you have it. And so I made it through four of the real key ones, apostle, prophecy, evangelism, and pastor teacher today. Let me encourage you, and I sound like a record getting worn out here, but go to the web, livingontheedge.org, because all of these notes you can get for free. I mean, I want you to look at them, study them, read them. I want you to look up the passages and say, you know, is this guy right or not? But all those definitions and all those work are available.

Download those notes for free. Now, if you want to hear it, great. We'll give you information about how to hear it. But what we want you to do is discover the primary spiritual gift you have, and then understand the gifts so you can know the ministry gifts God wants to use. I am so excited for you, and I long for you to capture the extreme makeover God wants to do in your life through this amazing spiritual tool called a spiritual gift. Just before we close, I want to thank those of you who regularly give to the ministry of Living on the Edge. You're making a big difference in helping Christians live like Christians.

If you're enjoying the benefits of Living on the Edge but aren't yet on the team, would you do that today? You can set up a recurring donation by visiting us at livingontheedge.org or texting the word donate to 7-4141. It's that easy. Text the word donate to 7-4141 or visit livingontheedge.org. App listeners, tap donate. Thanks for doing whatever the Lord leads you to do. Well, join us next time as Chip continues his series, Your Divine Design. Until then, this is Dave Drewy saying thanks for listening to this Edition of Living on the Edge.
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