Text Background: 1 Corinthians
Spiritual Gift Test: Click Here
Sermon Link: United Teaching Video
Family Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12
Summary: This week we were in our second week of United, a four-week series leading up to CityWide. We’ve talked a lot about the diversity in our group, which is to be celebrated but we want to see the tangible things that will draw us closer together. In I Corinthians Paul talks about the different gifts that people in the church have, none better than the other, but rather all part of God’s plan to bring different people together and gift them in order to do great things in His name. We want teenagers to know their spiritual gifts, to know how to use them, and to experience them as often as possible in order to grow closer to Jesus.
These are questions to ask your teenager that are deeper than, “How was your Wednesday night?!” and them reply, “…good.”
- What are some spiritual gifts you know of?
- Do you know your spiritual gift?
- How do you think we get spiritual gifts?
- How should you use your spiritual gift?
- How can your spiritual gift help draw people close together and close to God?
These are things you can do for the message to stick.
- Take a Spiritual Gift test as a family and make a plan to start using your gifts in the church, in the community, and at home in order to help people meet Jesus and follow him.
- Join a small group and bring your teenager to Sunday morning small groups. A community to learn in and invest in holds us accountable to be obedient. It’s very difficult to run from God and simultaneously be surrounded by His people.