Spiritual Gifts, Part 3 (1 Corinthians 12:8-11) - 8/7/22
This section expands further v. 4 – The variety of gifts.
Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11
Varieties – “allotments, distributions.
Distributed in many forms
There are a variety of gifts and ministries…yet a common reason
Glorify God and Build up the Church
v. 7 – To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
The Gifts of the Spirit – Thomas Schreiner
Chart of Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual Gifts lists – A helpful (very basic) article
EACH BELIEVER IS GIFTED – v. 8a
FOR TO ONE IS GIVEN.
Each born again believer
The context… within the body of Christ
Gifts are given to every believer upon conversion. (Filled & Gifted by the Spirit)
Gifts flow out of a faithful walk with the Lord (Obedient, Serving)
Gifts are discerned and developed through service and use.
Finding your Gifts
What do you enjoy doing? (Your passions)
What have you seen God bless?
What opportunities have you been given?
They are supernaturally given by the Spirit (given and empowered)
By the same
GOD HAS ORDAINED A VARIETY OF GIFTS – v. 8b-10
Focus is VARIETIES… not the gifts themselves.
We either ignore or are infatuated on them
Category of Gifts
Permanent – Temporary (Sign Gifts)
Speaking – Serving (1 Peter 4:10-11)
The lists are not exhaustive
Do not over think it… “trying to find our particular gift”
I hold fast to the temporary and permanent due to my understanding of the truthfulness and sufficiency of God’s Word.
Allow Scripture to dictate the usage of gifts.
I believe the following speaking gifts were temporary (for the early Church), even though we can see how the characteristics of some these gifts are part of church life today.
Utterance of wisdom
Utterance of knowledge
Ability to distinguish between spirits
All believers have saving faith
The gift of a deep trust in the promises of God
A strong confidence in God
Stands strong… brings together the body… BOLD FAITH
Temporary Sign Gifts
Gifts of healing (biblical healings…not tv preachers)
Working of miracles (Supernatural miracles)
Tongues (Chap 14)
Interpretation of tongues (Chap 14)
GOD IS THE FOCUS OF OUR GIFTS (not us or the gift)– v. 11
All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills
AS HE WILLS! For HIS GLORY AND FOR OUR GOOD!