09: Releasing into Ministry – Thought Starters
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“Mel, I’m going to throw these bossy lesson guides into the trash. They aren’t helping me a bit!”

“What? That’s a ridiculous thing for a Sabbath school teacher to say. I think these lessons are great.”

“But they’re written like a set of management lessons to give to managers at work.”

 “Except the work is on a higher level. Stewart, these lessons were written to help us do a better job […]

Gifted
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Once upon a time, in the land of Gifted, lived some very miserable people. They trudged through the streets of Gifted every day carrying huge burdens on their backs. A visitor to Gifted once asked why the people of Gifted carried these heavy burdens with them day after day. The answer was surprising. The visitor was told that the townspeople were not carrying burdens but gifts from their King.

The visitor was shocked by this answer. He had to know more, […]

03: Spiritual Gifts – Thought Starters
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Gifts of the spiritual kind

“Spiritual gifts,” Donna said. “Why do I always get nervous when we talk about spiritual gifts?”1

Dean cleared his throat.

“Well, it’s true,” Donna said. “Every time we start talking about spiritual gifts it ends up as a long meeting with even longer forms to fill out, and then we’re assigned to work on a church project using our spiritual gifts.”

“What’s wrong with that?”

“I don’t know. It just doesn’t fit. Seems so artificial.”

“Do you think the […]