Gifted To Minister

1 Peter 4:7-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the [a]oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the [b]dominion forever and ever. Amen.


Introduction: Peter wrote to suffering believers who were scattered in some other parts of the world then. His challenge was not for them to withdraw into their own cocoon but to find ways to serve one another. He reminded them that they have been gifted to do so. Let’s consider the theme in 3 ways:

  1. The _________________ of the Gift (v10a) “each one”

  2. The _________________ of the Gift (10c) “manifold”

  3. The _________________ for the Gift (10b) “minister“