S SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Romans 12:6 tells us that the Holy Spirit has given each one different gifts (spiritual gifts) according to the grace given us. 1 Cor. 12:7 says that every member of the body of Christ has been given some spiritual gift that is an evidence of the Spirit working in his/her life. These gifts are intended to build up the members of the Christian community and are not to be used for selfish advantage.
The SDA Church Manual states: When members employ these spiritual gifts as faithful stewards of God’s varied grace, the church
- is protected from the destructive influence of false doctrine,
- grows with a growth that is from God, and
- is built up in faith and love.
We each have a responsibility in furthering God’s work and in building up the church as we use the Spiritual Gifts given to us.
Stewardship Ministry – Sue Ramsey