This series basically divided into two sub-series. The first one(Sermon 14-17) concerns nature of spiritual gifts. The second one deals with building up the church with what we have, including but not just limited to our spiritual gifts(the white-shaded table is the first sub-series and the yellow-shaded part is the second sub-series) . In the first sub-series, it does not aim at surveying each spiritual gift as listed in the bible one by one. It specifically touches on gifts that edify the church(others). It focuses on helping members to realize that they do have spiritual gifts and how to use them correctly and biblically. Sermon 18-22 use 4 biblical metaphors to illustrates how we diversity and unity can bring growth and health to the church. The final sermon touches on the “most excellent way” - the motive and power of committing to church life. The intent of God’s plan for the Church to exist is to work together with Him on earth to expand His Kingdom, and it has to be both human and supernatural. God never wants the Church only emphasizes on human wisdom and effort, nor He ever pulls strings on everything like a dictator . He expects His people to use their S.H.A.P.E. especially spiritual gifts that are given to each believer as a display of the Holy Spirit while coworking with Him to build His church . When we use the spiritual gifts given, the Church will be edified and the world may notice that God is among us.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. ”(Eph 4:3, NIV)