What the heck am I? Live at the Star Trek Movie, and Spiritual gifts, which ones do you have?

Posted: May 9, 2009 in Cool Stuff just for you

Podcast notes for May 10th, 2009- What the heck am I? Part 1- What’t your spiritual gift? Podcast #051009

Direct Download: http://www.takehimwithyou.com/podcast/051009spiritualgifts1.mp3

This week on the podcast—
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
We finally found the Star Trek Phaser at Toys R Us- we stand in line at the Star Trek movie premiere- live interviews! We hear from my friend Kenny from California and we get to visit with my wife AMY! Then we talk about what your Spiritual gift might be!

We start out by playing a promo for THE ANOMALY podcast with Jen and Angela.

RICK’s HOUSE- This week with Amy!

I found the Phaser at Toys R Us check it out here

Here is a video of me buying the phaser

Amy and talk about how much she doesn’t like my phaser. 🙂

We then discuss the Star Trek glasses available at Burger King. Amy doesn’t want me to put them in the cupboard. Why not? Listen and find out.

I took the digital recorder to the Star Trek Movie premier at the IMAX in Lacey, take a listen to some very cool people we ran into and their opinion of the new Trek Movie- VERY FUN!


In the background you will hear music from the new Star Trek film. Pretty cool!
We then get to hear comments from folks about what they thought about the new Trek film. Thanks everyone for commenting!

WORDS OF WISDOM

1st Corinthians 12

Spiritual Gifts

1-3 What I want to talk about now is the various ways God’s Spirit gets worked into our lives. This is complex and often mis-understood, but I want you to be informed and knowledgeable. Remember how you were when you didn’t know God, led from one phony god to another, never knowing what you were doing, just doing it because everybody else did it? It’s different in this life. God wants us to use our intelligence, to seek to understand as well as we can. For instance, by using your heads, you know perfectly well that the Spirit of God would never prompt anyone to say “Jesus be damned!” Nor would anyone be inclined to say “Jesus is Master!” without the insight of the Holy Spirit.

4-11God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:

wise counsel

clear understanding

simple trust

healing the sick

miraculous acts

proclamation

distinguishing between spirits

tongues

interpretation of tongues.

All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when.

12-13You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of his one Spirit, we all said good-bye to our partial and piecemeal lives. We each used to independently call our own shots, but then we entered into a large and integrated life in which he has the final say in everything. (This is what we proclaimed in word and action when we were baptized.) Each of us is now a part of his resurrection body, refreshed and sustained at one fountain—his Spirit—where we all come to drink. The old labels we once used to identify ourselves—labels like Jew or Greek, slave or free—are no longer useful. We need something larger, more comprehensive.

14-18I want you to think about how all this makes you more significant, not less. A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge. It’s all the different-but-similar parts arranged and functioning together. If Foot said, “I’m not elegant like Hand, embellished with rings; I guess I don’t belong to this body,” would that make it so? If Ear said, “I’m not beautiful like Eye, limpid and expressive; I don’t deserve a place on the head,” would you want to remove it from the body? If the body was all eye, how could it hear? If all ear, how could it smell? As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it.

19-24But I also want you to think about how this keeps your significance from getting blown up into self-importance. For no matter how significant you are, it is only because of what you are a part of. An enormous eye or a gigantic hand wouldn’t be a body, but a monster. What we have is one body with many parts, each its proper size and in its proper place. No part is important on its own. Can you imagine Eye telling Hand, “Get lost; I don’t need you”? Or, Head telling Foot, “You’re fired; your job has been phased out”? As a matter of fact, in practice it works the other way—the “lower” the part, the more basic, and therefore necessary. You can live without an eye, for instance, but not without a stomach. When it’s a part of your own body you are concerned with, it makes no difference whether the part is visible or clothed, higher or lower. You give it dignity and honor just as it is, without comparisons. If anything, you have more concern for the lower parts than the higher. If you had to choose, wouldn’t you prefer good digestion to full-bodied hair?

25-26The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.

27-31You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything. You’re familiar with some of the parts that God has formed in his church, which is his “body”:

apostles
prophets
teachers
miracle workers
healers
helpers
organizers
those who pray in tongues.
But it’s obvious by now, isn’t it, that Christ’s church is a complete Body and not a gigantic, unidimensional Part? It’s not all Apostle, not all Prophet, not all Miracle Worker, not all Healer, not all Prayer in Tongues, not all Interpreter of Tongues. And yet some of you keep competing for so-called “important” parts.

But now I want to lay out a far better way for you.

COMMENTS FROM A FRIEND

My good friend Kenny from California leaves some very nice comments in audio for me. THANKS KENNY! (and thanks for the Insurrection music behind the comments too!)
I then play a promo for he and Jenny’s podcast “Knights of the Guild” visit their site and listen to their podcast- http://knightsoftheguild.podbean.com

I then play my friend Rico’s promo for TREKS IN SCI FI– the weekly podcast for Trek and Sci Fi fans!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

I jump right into the fact that I believe every person is created by God for a reason and purpose. I think we are all uniquely fashioned for specific destiny.

Sometimes we struggle with our purpose in life. That’s a big question. Why are we here?

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I talk about a Next Generation Episode called “The Offspring”

We talk about the Bible being a book full of “Can do’s” not “Can Not’s”

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We talk about the abuses of modern day religion and how it can be very abusive.

God gives us all gifts. Which one(s) do you have?

We talk about the defintion of Church and how church is not supposed to be a building, it is a group of people that believe in Christ.

We talk about how God never intended to have different denominations, but we who believe are really “The body of Christ” and we all have gifts that bless our fellow believers.

We talk about getting out of the four walls of church and expanding all around the world with the love of Jesus.

What to look for in order to find a good church and folks that serve God:

1. Do they love God? You will know them by their fruit.
How do they live?
2.If the church or people always talk about money, run away from it. People that serve Jesus aren’t out to get everone’s money, or they shouldn’t be.

Are they the same at church as they are at home? Get to know those that you are going to trust, just don’t trust blindly.
We cover the first five or six gifts that the Bible talks about. They are supposed to bless people and promote God’s kingdom on this Earth. Listen and see if you have any of these gifts.

Next week we cover part two! More gift explanations, and my wife joins me for part two of “What the heck am I?” Spiritual gifts part 2.

Thanks again for everyone that is supporting and helping us spread the word. 🙂

Direct Download: http://www.takehimwithyou.com/podcast/051009spiritualgifts1.mp3

I end the podcast with a quick promo from my friend Meds. It’s the Waffle On podcast promo. http://waffleon.podbean.com

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Comments
  1. Hampers says:

    Nice blog on Star trek. Enjoyed going through it. keep it up the good work.

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