Ephesians ch4 v16
We began our bible study this week by looking at how spiritual gifts within the church are developed.
It was highlighted that public prayer is often a good starting place. This led on to a lively, interactive discussion about public prayer. We discussed that once we begin to move out in faith in anointed prayer, then the Spirit can begin to trust us with the gifts.
Following this we moved on to discuss how we can "throw off the corrupt nature" (v22) and enter more deeply into the life of God, as the Holy Spirit renews our thoughts and attitudes (v23). We, who are born again, have the Spirit working in us and helping us through this process of sanctification. This process is connected with the developing and use of gifts within the church.