The Gift That Keeps on Giving-1st Peter 4:7-11

December 20, 2020 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: Special Messages

Topic: Christmas Message Passage: 1 Peter 4:7–11

122020-"The Gift That Keeps on Giving", 1 Peter 4:7-11; “Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer. Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God. If anyone speaks, it should be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, it should be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.” How To Use The Gifts God Has Given You; 1)Use Your Gifts To Love Others (v.8-10): 2) Use Your Gifts With A Spirit Of Excellence (v.11):3)Use Your Gifts With A Sense Of Urgency (v.7). 2 Timothy 1:6, “Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you…” Colossians 3:17,23, “And, whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him… Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men.” Romans 13:11, “Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.”