sermon: That No Flesh Should Glory
Given 30-Jul-16; Sermon #1334B; 28 minutes
Mark Schindler, maintaining that it is indeed a privilege to be in the body of Christ, cautions us to be mindful of our calling, and to remember that we are indeed the weak of the world, still seeing through a glass darkly, having incomplete knowledge as to how God is using us. We do know that the most intelligent and wise of all human beings is no match for God. Having God's spiritual gifts should not incline us to exercise any measure of pride because we have nothing that has not been given to us by God. We should not consider ourselves superior to others because we have been gifted. Satan wants us to fail by allowing our spiritual gifts to make us prideful. The only thing we dare boast about is what God has done. How we handle our opportunity of having these priceless gifts of understanding makes a big difference, especially when we realize that judgment is now out on the Household of God. The apostle Peter serves as a type of all those who have been gifted by God, occasionally needing to be redirected to a humble approach after falling. As we yield to God more, and rely on ourselves less, we mature spiritually, achieving wisdom and understanding. We will always have what we need if we submit to God's wisdom. No matter how many spiritual gifts we have been given, all glory belongs to our Great God.
Correct use of gifts I Corinthians 1:30 2:1, 6 5:29 I Peter 5:5 Humility John 17:17 Matthew 16:13-24 ; 17:24 Mind of Christ No flesh should glory Paul's forgetting everything but Christ and His crucifixion Philippians 4:2 Seeing through a glass darkly Spiritual maturity Submitting to God's wisdom Temple tax Transfiguration
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