The Holy Spirit in the Church

2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Church doesn’t always follow the Word.

1 Corinthians 12:1

1 Corinthians chapter 12 deals with spiritual gifts.

1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Does God say this just to make us jealous?

Paul names nine gifts here:

  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Faith
  • Healing
  • Miracles
  • Prophecy
  • Discernment
  • Tongues
  • Interpretation

There is gifting beyond the common Christian experience.

Everyone gets one or more of these gifts.

These are spiritual gifts. Everyone doesn’t get them all, but the local church gets them all.

1 Corinthians 12:11

They are given by the will of the Spirit.

Jesus had all these gifts.  How did He use these gifts?

When the gifts are used, they always give glory to God!

When the gifts of God are working, the body of Christ, the Church, gets healthy and strong.

There is a foundation for the use of the gifts.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

The foundation for the use of the gifts are love and being used for the common good.

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