Today we want to consider how the gifts of grace in Rom 12 are complementary. God’s people and their ministries are interdependent, providing contrast, variety, effect, balance, tension and so forth.
The church is to be a symphony of gifts harmonizing together in the unity of the Spirit, a unity of great complementary diversity.
Last week we considered I Peter 4:10:
“As each one has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
In our community, nobody should be unemployed!
“Having gifts (charismata) that differ according to the grace (charis) given to us, let us use them” Ro 12:6.
Every Christian is grace gifted, i.e., every Christian is a charismatic!
Prophets - Guide
Exhorters - Goad
Teachers – Ground
All these gifts traveled together in Paul’s apostolic teams –
Paul, an Apostle (and teacher) traveled with Barnabas – son of encouragement, a prophet. Apostles and prophets complement …
All 3 ministries “Comfort the affl