Dr. Bruce Northam - Clay Road Baptist Church
So far, we’ve discovered that every Christian receives at least one spiritual gift at the moment of conversion. Spiritual gifts are not rewards, natural talents, a place of service, or a specialty ministry. They express themselves through various ministries which, in turn, accomplish a variety of results. A spiritual gift is the primary channel by which the Holy Spirit ministers through the believer. It is a supernatural capacity for service to God — and He gives you a supernatural desire to perform the duties of that gift. Spiritual gifts are tools for building the church and the Kingdom. They are a source of joy in your Christian life and influence your motives. A spiritual gift is a divine calling with a divine responsibility, because what God has gifted you to do, He has called you to do, and what He has called you to do, He has gifted you to do. This morning we will unwrap the gift of teaching.