Real Life - February 8, 2019
Real Life with Pastor Steve
February 8, 2019
Everyone is born with certain gifts and talents… they just need to be discovered, cultivated, and put into use.
We’ve heard people say – they are such a gifted athlete… or a gifted singer or musician… or a gifted person with numbers. There are all kinds of gifts, many of which do not get much press or limelight - but everyone is born with some type of gift. Some people are envious of the gifts of others, while ignoring the gifts they have themselves. The truth is, you just need to discover it, cultivate, and put it to use. First, it will bring you joy personally. However … your gift was designed… and you were born… to bring joy and to bless others. What is true in the natural, is also true in the spiritual… in what are called “Spiritual Gifts.” Jesus once had a conversation with Nicodemus, where Jesus said, “no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” Rather than referring to religious wacko’s, it simply means “Born of the Spirit”… with His Spirit living in us, and giving us new life. That’s pretty awesome by itself, but then we learn that with this “new birth” also comes gifts. Gifts not for our own joy and pleasure, but for the edification, building up, and encouragement of others. They just need to be discovered, cultivated, and then put into use. What? Me gifted you ask? In more ways than one. Come explore that with us on Sunday. And that’s … real life! ~ Pastor Steve Rowe – Eaglebrook Church