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Christian Humility and Unity

April 21, 2013 Speaker: Series: Romans

Passage: Romans 12:3–12:8

Point # 1 Christian, do not think of yourself more highly than you ought: think of yourself with a sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has given you, and so be humble (3).

Point # 2 New City, in Christ we are one body, and each member belongs to all the others; the differences evident in the people of God are part of God’s design (4-5).

Point # 3 New City, the exercise of our individual grace-gifts must not be separated from the unity of our local church body; they are to be used for the common good (6-8).

 

Spiritual Gifts Listed in the New Testament

1 Corinthians 12:28: apostle, prophet, teacher, miracles, kinds of healings, helps, administration, tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:8–10: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, miracles, prophecy, distinguishing between spirits, tongues, interpretation of tongues.

Ephesians 4:11: apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor-teacher.

Romans 12:6–8: Prophecy, serving, teaching, encouraging, contributing, leadership, mercy.

1 Corinthians 7:7: marriage, celibacy

1 Peter 4:11: whoever speaks (covering several gifts), whoever renders service (covering several gifts).