The Holy Spirit Gifts US (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)Dennis R. Wiles, May 13, 2012
Part of the Deepening Our Roots series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
The Holy Spirit Gifts Us
1 Corinthians 12
God has provided to insure His Kingdom will be established and His work will be expanded.
The Holy Spirit is at work in the world, in the church and in the life of the individual follower of The Jesus Way.
Comparative Texts: 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4; Romans 12; 1 Peter 4
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Diversity – There are many different types of gifts.
Equipped – Through the Holy Spirit, we are gifted.
Equality – All followers are gifted!
At least 22 spiritual gifts are mentioned in the New Testament.
Community – Theses gifts are to be lived out in community and they contribute to the overall good.
Keys Thoughts: Humility, Trust, Power
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (ESV)