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When Gift Happens

When Gift Happens

This Sunday at Ventura Lighthouse 805 we have a special message focused on understanding how God will use, and needs us to use – the unique personality gifts He placed in us even before we answered the call on our heart.

Here’s Pastor Matt’s notes to follow along with:

Luke 5:1-3Once when Jesus was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, the crowd was pushing in on him to better hear the Word of God. He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. He climbed into the boat that was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd.

1 – The State Of Jesus

A – Pushing From The Crowd
B – Pressure Of Performing 
C – Pressed For Time


Luke 5:1-3

He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. He climbed into the boat that was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd.

2 – The Need Of Jesus

A – Needs A Vessel 

Proverbs 18:16A person’s gift opens doors for him and brings him before the great.
B – Needs Our Obedience 
C – Needs Our Presence 


3 – Jesus Is Waiting On Us
Luke 5:1-3

He climbed into the boat that was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd.

A – Our Gift Abandoned

B – Our Gift Unknown
Ephesians 4:11

He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher to train Christ’s followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ’s body, the church, until we’re all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.

C – Our Gift Mobilized 
Luke 5:1-3

He climbed into the boat that was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd.

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