There are 3 lessons we can learn about our stewardship. The final list of spiritual gifts is found in 1 Peter 4:10-11. The Greek word translated "minister" is diakonos, which is sometimes translated "deacon. His principle of organization is followed in the outline preceding this exposition. As the time for Christ's return for His church draws ever closer we are warned to be clear-minded and self-controlled. Your Gifts Are Meant for Others 1 Peter 4:10. We should suffer patiently, after the example of Christ, 1 Peter 4:1.And no longer live according to our former custom, but disregard the scoffs of those who are incensed against us because we have forsaken their evil ways, who are shortly to give account to God for their conduct, 1 Peter 4:2-5.How the Gospel was preached to Jews and Gentiles, 1 Peter 4:6. "Gift" is the Greek noun charisma, "that which is freely and graciously given, favor bestowed, gift." Introduction. "It is most frequently rendered either "minister" or "servant." Secondly it is Manifold in its manifestation. The gifts may vary widely, but the ministry or the service of each is to be according to the character of the gift. 1 Peter 4:10,11 - Stewardship of God's Manifold Grace. John Piper Jul 18, 2012 2.7K Shares Look at the Book. The Bible gives some serious warnings about living in the last days. (4:10) Let's examine this passage. We are exhorted to be sober in deed and watchful in prayer. Firstly, it is Universal in its obligation. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. By Rev Charles Seet. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10. In 1 Peter 1:1-2:10 Peter has been teaching about *salvation; what Jesus has done for people. So minister it one to another - Employ it for the common good. In verses 4-10, Peter says that God has now given these good things to the church. These two verses are part of a paragraph that beings in verse 7: The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Every Christian has received some gift in trust from God to be held and used for the benefit of the whole church. 1 Peter 4:10. Notice that Peter doesn't include any distinction between spiritual gifts and natural talents or abilities. 1 Peter 4:10(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. Wesley's 1-peter 4:10 Bible Commentary 4:10 As every one hath received a gift - Spiritual or temporal, ordinary or extraordinary, although the latter seems primarily intended. Oct 20, 2016. Now he writes in a more practical way about how to live as a Christian. E. G. 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