Ignorance is Not Bliss.........
I Corinthinans 12:1 says:
"Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant."C. Peter Wagner said he was at meeting of what some would call the "spiritual giants" in the world. He was not leading the meeting. He was amazed when the leader asked them to name spiritual gifts at their responses. These were Godly leaders that most of us would know and they could only name 8 spiritual gifts. What was really sad is they only answered 3 that were mentioned in the Bible. Last night I started teaching Spiritual Gifts at my church. The good news is my people did better than those "spiritual giants." But they still fell short naming the Spritual Gifts mentioned in the Bible. I don't know if I could name all of them without studying the list. But I have been studying the gifts of the spirit since I was in high school. I am convinced that knowing them and using them are keys to healthy spiritual and church growth. Wagner says: "Ignorance is not bliss." I agree. We need to use the gifts that God has given us. If we don't it is like a 8 cylinder engine only running on one or two cylinders. I can't wait to see how God uses our people when they realize the Holy Spirit power that God has given them!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 3/27/2006 09:09:00 AM