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Spiritual Gifts, Part 2 (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) - 7/31/22

INTRO

  • Now concerning Spiritual gifts. v. 1

  • The source of our gifts

  • The power of our gifts

  • The purpose of our gifts

  • The results of our gifts

  • Key words: Diversity, Unity, and Maturity

  • Varieties – “allotments, distributions.

  • Distributed in many forms

  • There are a variety of gifts and ministries…yet one reason we are given these gifts.

  • Glorify God and Build up His Church


GOD GIVES UNIQUE GIFTS TO EACH BELIEVER


Gifts – “gift of grace”

  • Gifted to equip

  • Gifted from God to build up others

List of Spiritual Gifts1 Cor. 12:8-10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Peter 4:11

  • Not meant to be an exhaustive list

  • 1 Peter 4: 11 – “Speaking and Serving” are the 2 main categories

  • Gifts are like a fingerprint… each one is different

  • Each gift/person is unique


THESE GIFTS ENABLE US TO SERVE/MINISTER


Service – ministries, servants

  • The doing of the Christian life

  • The doing of the Church

  • Gifts are the tools of ministry

We are gifted SO THAT we can change the world with Gospel. OUR PURPOSE!

  • within the body of Christ. THE CHURCH

  • and IMPACT THE WORLD.

  • The basis of our everyday life

Mark 10:45 – JESUS… Not to be served, but to serve.

  • Christian life is not about receiving

  • It is about giving

Matt. 28:18-20

  • I am with you

  • v. 6but the same Lord


EACH GIFT ACCOMPLISHES ITS DIVINE PURPOSE


Activities – “worked out, energized”

  • The impact/results of using the gifts

  • Gifts are given supernaturally and they are empowered supernaturally.

God empowers them ALL in EVERYONE

  • God sovereignly empowers each one.

  • God sovereignly empowers the results of these gifts

The emphasis on the Trinity

  • Different gifts, service, and activities but it is God that is doing and causing the work

  • Philippians 2:12–13 – [12] Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, [13] for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (ESV)

  • The gifts are from God

  • The administering the gifts are from God

  • The energy and power to use the gifts are from God

  • The impact of the gifts is from God

Manifestation of the Spirit

  • Make known, clear, evident

  • SHOWING THE SPIRIT

For the common good

  • Bring together

  • Mutually beneficial

Ephesians 4:10–12 – [10] He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) [11] And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (ESV)

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