Spiritual Gifts, Part 2 (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) - 7/31/22
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
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
I am with you
v. 6 – but 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 –  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,  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
Ephesians 4:10–12 –  He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)  And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (ESV)