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Acts 7:48 ” However the Most High does not live in houses made by man.”

Just as God cannot be contained (I Kings 8:27)… that even the highest heavens cannot hold Him (II Chronicles 2:6) so the Church is not limited by the building or four walls that surround it.  For right now the Church is made up of people that can’t meet together…but the Church still exists and can still make an impact for the Lord.  That’s because the Body of Christ, the Church, can still pray and reach out to others with the love of our Lord.  For just as the tomb couldn’t hold Jesus…the Church cannot be contained either.

I Corinthians 12:7 ” Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

The Holy Spirit not only sovereignly assigns Spiritual gifts to each Believer, but also empowers their use by providing the strength, skill, and means to exercise them.  So you may ask yourself, “But I don’t know what my Spiritual gifts are.”  It’s pretty simple.  What areas are you talented in and what are you passionate about?  Your gifts will always follow along those avenues.  But more importantly, your Spiritual gifts are not for your personal edification alone…they were given to you to build up the  body of Christ – the Church – as works of service for others.