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TITLE: The Lord Needs It
TEXT: Mark 11:1-7
PROPOSITION: God expects us to use the gifts that we have in the proper way.
  1. We all have talents, gifts, to be used for God.
  2. What does Jesus need from me?
  3. “Need” = use, business, necessity, need, want
  4. What do I have that Jesus needs?
  5. Ephesians 4:11-15 tells us how to use these gifts.

God gives gifts.        11
  1. Temporary - Apostles, Prophets
  2. Permanent - Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers

He gives the purpose.        12
  1. Perfecting the saints
  2. Work of ministry
  3. Edifying of the body of Christ

He limits the duration.                13
  1. Till we are united
  2. Till we have the knowledge
  3. Till we measure up to the stature of Christ

He issues a warning.        14
  1. Don't be children
  2. Don't be tossed to and fro
  3. Don't be carried about with every wind of doctrine
  4. Don't be deceived by craftiness and cunning deceit

God explains the motivation.        15
  1. Speak the truth - Plainly, Simply, Clearly
  2. In Love - with kindness, compassion, consideration
  3. Help them to grow up into Christ
  4. Assist them to obey the head, ruler, Lord, Master.

  1. Bloom where you are planted.
  2. Do what you can with what you have where you are.
  3. God does not ask you to do beyond your ability.

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