Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : Talent Search: Stewardship of Talents

Sermons presented at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City TN by Dr. Sonny Strange

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July 17, 2011

 

Talent Search

Stewardship of Talents

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

 

Sermon Series: This is the second in a series of sermons dealing with stewardship.  I began with financial stewardship under the title of “Managing Gnats.”  Sometimes we think financial stewardship is the most important.  It isn’t.  Believers are “Gifted for a Purpose” financially and every other way.

      Today’s sermon “Talent Search” deals with the stewardship of personal talents and spiritual gifts as they relate to the work of the local church.  Each year local churches conduct a “Talent Search” of sorts as they seek to find people in the congregation who are willing and able to minister in various areas of church work.

      “Closet Time” is the third sermon in the series (July 24).  The sermon examines personal stewardship of time in the development of prayer life and personal devotion.

      The title of the final sermon in the series is “Environmental Impact” (August 7).  It deals with our stewardship of God’s creation.  Environmental issues are often absent in our discussion of stewardship issues, but believers certainly do not get a pass when it comes to the stewardship of natural resources.

 

Sermon Synopsis: Today’s sermon “Talent Search” deals with the stewardship of personal talents and spiritual gifts as they relate to the work of the local church.  Each year local churches conduct a “Talent Search” of sorts as they seek to find people in the congregation who are willing and able to minister in various areas of church work.

      Believers are “Gifted for a Purpose,” and God has a purpose for every believer in the work of the church.  No excuses or exclusions are permitted among Kingdom workers.  Find a place to apply your talents and spiritual gifts and get started.  You are “Gifted for a Purpose in the Local Church.”

 

 

 

Scripture Text (NLT):  1 Corinthians 12:12-13

 

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

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