035 You Have A Gift, Use It – 1 Peter 4:10-11

by Dan Horner on January 21, 2013

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MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.comThis week – You Have A Gift, Use It – 1 Peter 4:10-11

The Apostle Peter wrote a letter that we call 1st Peter.  It appears he wrote the letter while in Rome near the end of his life.  Somewhere in the late 50’s to early 60’s A.D.

He wrote to hurting people.  People who were suffering.

He talks about very practical things – such as Living for God.

Now, to be clear, he is not talking about DOING in order to get saved, that’s a free gift.  We learned all about this in Episode 003 – Salvation Is Not A Reward when we memorized the Bible Verses from Ephesians 2:8-10.

But once we have accepted this free gift – what??? 

Well, we serve Him. 

He uses the Holy Spirit to change our lives so that the results bring honor to God.

One area of change is that He provides a gifting.  And to put it bluntly – we should use it.

And the Good news?

As we are faithful to operate in our gifting, the results lay squarely on God’s shoulders, not ours!

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:

whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God;

whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies

— in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.

To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10-11

Have you been afraid to step out?  Don’t be.  Use the strength that God supplies – start there.

And if you’ve already done this, post an encouraging comment below so that others will step out and use their gifts to bring honor to Jesus.

Thanks and have a great week!

Dan

Dan@MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.com

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