Monthly Archives: September 2013
By: Tim Sader
1 Corinthians 12:1
Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
To come to maturity as the body of Christ we must learn what part we are so together we can be built up. The vision of Body Builders is to help believers by providing a spiritual profile and a test online to learn what part we are. We should test ourselves to find out who we are so we will not be deceived into thinking we should be like someone else. If we have our own gift we will not compare ourselves with others, wishing to be them. This test will help find the top gifts we are most effective in. Through honest answers, prayer and the Spirit we will have a good idea what our part is. When users go to the site they will have to register to take the test. Afterward there will be other optional info and questions to answer. This profile will help us connect with other parts. We are told to eagerly desire spiritual gifts not so we can be somebody but so we can help build the body. We reach fullness through love and seeking spiritual gifts. These profiles help users connect in ways they wouldn’t without knowing what part we are. We make disciples of nations by each part learning who they are so we can lock arms as a church, nation and someday one mature body in the fullness of Christ. To help users understand spiritual gifts there will be a study about spiritual gifts and each gift explained biblically. This study can be viewed before and after the test as well as anytime in the future. Today’s scripture tells us to not be uniformed about gifts of the Spirit. Body Builders will provide the best bible based information available about spiritual gifts; so believers will not be uninformed about them.
Each gift will be able to be clicked on to gain understanding about all the gifts. It will be recommended to pray and learn about spiritual gifts before the test begins. After feeling comfortable with the knowledge gained, the test should be taken. The test will consist of one-hundred or so questions about spiritual gifts. Answers will be given in a rating system of zero to four. Zero will me nothing like the user and four will be exactly like that user. This will test how active they are in each gift. The gifts with the highest rating will help determine the part they are called to be. To avoid confusion of not knowing our part we should test our actions and be happy with the part we find (Galatians 6:3-5). After the test the top three gifts will be listed on each profile. In case of tied scores or disagreement with that top three, users could choose three from the top seven that feel right in their spirit. An extended list could be viewed also to see the scores in each gift. Most important we must find our gift to contribute to the common good of the body (1 Corinthians 12:7). All these gifts work by the same Spirit and He distributes each one as He determines (1 Corinthians 12:11). This is why users will be asked to pray for a clear mind and for the Spirit to guide them during the process of finding their part. Again after taking the test users will review the spiritual gift info to be informed properly on their gifts. After finding the top three, users will be equipped for service to build the body of Christ. It is recommended users share findings with their pastor or spiritual leader so each gift can be used in the church so we reach maturity and fullness in Christ (Ephesians 4:12-13). These findings will help us link arms and find ways to connect with each other so we can build this body. (Ephesians 4:16). If we will be informed the Spirit will lead us to use these gifts in ways we never thought possible.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16