Giftings of God vs The Gift of God - 1 Cor 1:4-7

"I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. Through him, God has enriched your church in every way—with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge. This confirms that what I told you about Christ is true. Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ." - 1 Corinthians 1:4-7.

The church in Corinth had acknowledged and received the gift of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ.  They had much spiritual giftings of knowledge, and eloquence in speech.  Yet, there was still so much more to be taught, and a maturity of heart that was required.  Despite receiving great blessings from God, they were divisions, and a need to separate themselves from the immoral attraction from their culture, and their former lives.  Paul will go on to instruct in that well know chapter on love, that all the spiritual giftings given by God, all the good moral conduct, all the faith, martyrdom, etc, will be nothing without nurturing the love (not primarily an emotional thing, but of doing what, and being who, God prefers) of God in our hearts.

Sycomore, let us focus not on our new worship location, nor in all our spiritual blessings and giftings, for the next phase of the church.  But let us look to God, the gift of God Himself, and love Him, with everything we got, and be excellent in the ordinary to the extraordinary.