(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke (SALVATION) of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves (DELIVERANCE \ FREEDOM) to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm (REDEMPTION \ RESTORATION) and with mighty acts of judgment. . . . .
(Psalms 18:35 NIV) You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great.
(Ephesians 2:10 NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
(1 Thessalonians 2:18 NLT) We wanted very much to come to you, and I, Paul, tried again and again, but Satan prevented us.
(Romans 8:28 NLT) And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
(Romans 11:29 MSG) … God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded. (other versions say IRREVOCABLE)
(Romans 12:6 NIV) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. …
1. DISCOVER your gift.
*DESIGN reveals DESTINY
(Psalms 139:13-14 NLT) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it.
2. DEVELOP your gift.
(Ephesians 4:7, 11-12 NIV) But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it…… So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
3. USE your gift.
(1 Peter 4:10 NLT) God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
(Hebrews 6:10 NIV) God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
√ My purpose is to SERVE GOD by SERVING OTHERS.