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Youth Group Devo: Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts

By Barry Shafer | Director, InWord | October 16 2012

Where do spiritual gifts come from?

What are they used for? What's the purpose?

Who gets a spiritual gift? Who distributes spiritual gifts?

Based on these verses, why is it important to seek out your spiritual giftedness? What do you have to benefit? What do others have to benefit from you experiencing your spiritual giftedness?

Seal the Deal

The verses you just explored teach us about spiritual gifts. The verses referenced below actually list the different spiritual gifts. You'll notice each passage contains different gifts. Take a minute to compile a list of the different gifts that are noted in all the passages. This list can be your gateway into discovering God's call on your life. Focus on three or four gifts that interest you. Think about how each of these might be represented in your youth ministry. Then try them out! The best way to know if you have a particular gift is to serve in a named area of giftedness (such as helps, administration, mercy, etc.) and see if your work has any impact. In other words, are people encouraged and ministered to by your presence and actions?

Romans 12:6-8

1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Ephesians 4:11-13

1 Peter 4:10-11

As you experience your giftedness you will find yourself being used by God in ways you can't imagine. Just as in the movies, two things will be joined together (you and your gifts), and something magical will happen!

NOTE: Churches can have different interpretations on the subject of spiritual gifts. This devo is simply an opportunity for you to see firsthand what the Bible says; feel free to consult a youth worker or pastor in your life after you do the devo.

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