What will you get for CHRISTmas? Will you unwrap ALL of your GIFTS?

When can you see them? How will you use them?

All of these are typical questions as children excitedly anticipate their CHRISTmas celebration.
We, as Christians, also receive Gifts when we become believers in Jesus Christ as our Lord and
Savior! These Gifts from the Holy Spirit are vital to the health and well-being of our church and
to our own personal and spiritual growth!
Have you taken the time to ‘unwrap’ your Spiritual Gifts? If not, PLEASE do so! Once you know
what your Gift is or Gifts are, don’t be shy! Let your church family know. Spend some time with
others exploring the ways your Gift(s) can enrich not only your life, but the lives of others, both
in the congregation and out in the community.
Spiritual Gifts are not our natural talents or abilities. Paul wrote in his 1st letter to the Corinthian
church, “Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be ignorant.”
(1 Cor. 12:1) He goes on to explain much more in that chapter. This message was not just for
those early believers! It is just as important for us today to realize we have been gifted!
One way to begin discovering (or confirming) your gifts is to make use of a Spiritual Gift
Inventory. This is NOT a test. It is just one way to help a person see how he or she has been
gifted by God. If you haven’t joined others who have discovered their gifts, pleas pick up a copy
of the Inventory in the church library, complete it, score it, and then return the summary sheet to
the file in the library. Investing the thirty minutes in this experience will bring new insights and
opportunities for you. You can also pick up a copy of the Volunteer Opportunities information.
Want to be more connected and invested in ministries that use your spiritual gifts? For help or
for more information please contact Carol and Horace Lukens at 601-832-7733 or
601-832-7738 or chlukens@yahoo.com or hclsail@yahoo.com.