Spiritual Gifts

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WRONG JOBS A sea captain and his chief engineer were arguing over who was most important to the ship. To prove their point to each other, they decided to swap places. The chief engineer ascended to the bridge, and the captain went to the engine room. Several hours later, the captain suddenly appeared on deck …

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WHO WE ARE Here is a segment from South African President Nelson Mandela’s inaugural address in 1994. It may require some editing depending on your venue: Our deepest fear is that we are not inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens …

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TEAMWORK ACCOMPLISHED Stephen Schey and Walt Kallestad present a means of accomplishing teamwork in the following manner: Training- keeping up with current skills and techniques; Empowering- permission to take risks to provide solutions; Assisting- removing obstacles and barriers to the process; Motivation- linking purpose with activity; Winning Attitude-resolving conflict in positive and creative ways; Optimized …

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JIGSAW CHRISTIANS We as members of the body of Christ can be compared to the pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece has protrusions and indentations. The protrusions represent our strengths (gifts, talents, abilities) and the indentations represent our weaknesses (faults, lack, shortcomings, undevelopment). The beautiful thing is that the pieces complement one another. My …

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AVAILABILITY IS SUITABILITY Moses said he was, “Slow of speech;” Jeremiah said he was “too young;” Amos said, “I am no prophet;” Mary said, “How can this be?;” Peter said he was, “too sinful;” the centurion said he was “not worthy;” Paul said, “I know that nothing good lives in me.” Today, it is our …

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NO CONFUSION ON FUSION The word “fusion” refers to a coalescence of materials, a blending of them together, so that they form a unit. It comes from a Latin word which means “to melt” and, hence, really points to what we would call welding–the heating of metals until they run together so that, when cooled, …

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