This week we continued our series called “Incomplete Without You”. The big idea of the series is that “we are more FULFILLED and the church is more COMPLETE when we truly become all that God has designed us to be”. In order for that to happen we have to figure out how God has designed us.
The last couple of weeks we’ve looked at Spiritual Gifts, Passions, and Abilities. Remember, we would love for you to take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment, and begin praying how you can use your gifts to serve others. We are only about halfway to our goal of 400 participants with only a week to go!
This week, we looked at two more elements of “being all that God has designed us to be”.
Psalm 139:13 says that God knit together all the delicate, inner parts of our being. When that verse was written I think it was speaking directly to our personalities. Our personality often determines how we relate to others and respond to situations. It is what allows us each to reflect Jesus in unique ways to the people around us. If you’re interested in finding out more about your personality, feel free to take some of the assessments below. Just a heads up that some do require a fee.
We looked at Paul and how he leveraged his experiences, literally his scars, to further the Kingdom. In 2 Corinthians 11:21-27 Paul literally lists out many of the scars he has received for the sake of Jesus in order to give him credibility to his readers. (This isn’t the only time he leverages his experiences. Check out Acts 22 to see this played out again.) While God does not cause the pain we face in life, he is in the business of redeeming the pain, the scars, that we all carry. Let’s not waste the pain. How can we leverage the scars we have for Kingdom purposes?
If you need some ideas as to where you can use your gifts, passions, abilities, personalities, and experiences fill out the updated Serving Opportunities form. Once completed we will be in touch about getting you plugged in!
Message Title: Personality and Experiences Message Date: July 26, 2015 Speaker: Drew Richey
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