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Back to Basics Part 3: Our Talents


Charles F. Stanley

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17

Have you ever asked yourself the question: “What could I possibly do if I gave it my very best?” Have you ever stopped to take a personal inventory of your life to find out just how gifted and talented you are?  Or have you been satisfied just drifting along in life?  Well, that’s what I want to talk about today and that’s Our Talents.  And I mean by talents not only the talents you were given at birth, but also I want to include those spiritual gifts that became a part of your life when you trusted Jesus as Savior.

1. Every believer has received a gift from God.

  • Gifts and talents are given according to God’s plan and purpose for your life.
  • God is going to lead you into areas of service for Him that directly corresponds to  your gifts.
  • Frustration comes from trying to do things that you have not been gifted to do.
  • God will never require you to do anything He has not already gifted you to do.

2. We are to use our gifts in serving others.

3. We are accountable for our gifts.

What gifts do you have?  And how are you using your gifts in serving others?  You’re either going to drift in  life or employ your gifts in a fashion that brings glory to God.

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