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06 - Discernment & Exhortation

Selected Scriptures

September 8, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

As with all spiritual gifts, the Holy Spirit gives the gift of discernment to build up the Body of Christ and to minister to others. The gift is given to certain believers in the church to enable them to be on guard against the shenanigans of Satan, standing watch like a watchman waits for the dawn (cf. Psa. 130:6). Similarly, the gift of exhortation is synonymous with encouragement. It simply means to come alongside someone with words of comfort, consolation, and counsel to help them be all God wants them to be. It involves motivating, inspiring, and reassuring others in ways that help them to mature in their walk with Christ. Do these gifts describe your spiritual talents? In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann seeks to depose the mysteries, as well as expose the controversies and explore the purpose, behind each of the twenty-four spiritual gifts.

01 - Giving & Hospitality

July 21, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Inasmuch as the spiritual gifts are graces from God meant for the edification of the Church, they have also been, and continue to be, the source of controversy. Sadly, far too many churches stand divided over the practice and purpose of the spiritual gifts. In addition to theological confusion, some Christians admit to being uninformed, if not insecure, about their own God-given talents. As a result, they find it challenging to know where and how to plug-in to their local assembly. In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann seeks to depose the mysteries, as well as expose the controversies and explore the purpose, behind each of the twenty-four spiritual gifts.

02 - Leadership & Administration

July 28, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

The success of the local church and all its various ministries rises and falls with its leadership and administration and those whom God has gifted. The more skillful, humble, and effective the leadership and the more organized the administration the better the organization will run and the more potential it will have for growth. In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann seeks to depose the mysteries, as well as expose the controversies and explore the purpose, behind each of the twenty-four spiritual gifts.

03 - Wisdom & Knowledge

August 4, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

God has given all Christians spiritual gifts so that we can learn to submit ourselves and our resources to the good the church. That is to say, the Holy Spirit has not gifted believers for the purposes of self-realization, self-actualization, or self-expression. Rather, He’s gifted each believer, without exception and without distinction, for the common good of the church, both local and universal. And two of the more important but often underrated gifts are wisdom and knowledge. But what distinguishes these gifts from each other? In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann seeks to depose the mysteries, as well as expose the controversies and explore the purpose, behind each of the twenty-four spiritual gifts.