|Posted by Michelle and Patrick Ruscoe on October 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM|
Welcome to Part 2 or the 10 questions concerning spiritual gifts sermon series! consider mulling over these 10 questions, they teach you in depth about spiritual gifts..... We currently answered questions 7 and 8 today!
1 Corinthians 12:1-31
#1. What do these verses tell you about how you would know that something that is said to be from god is really genuine? (v. 1-3)
#2. What is your personal response to the statement that each one is given a manifestation in the spirit? (v.7)
#3. Read 1 corinthians 12:14-31 puals concern is not just unity, but diversity in the Family of God. Trace the argument paul uses in the previous section and this one to emphasize the need for many diverse expressions of the spirit in the life of the church. (1 corinthians 12:14-31)
#4. the corinthians apparently put the highest priority on one or two gifts. how would the church look if all the members had the same gifts or if they prized one ift over all the others.
#5. in what way is paul's argument a solution for our person feelings of inferiority or superiority in the body of christ. (v. 22-26)
#6. Describe in your own words how each one of the gifts paul lists here might be manifested. (v. 8-11 and 28-30)
#6b. although paul does not intend this to be a complete list of gifts, which of these have you seen at work in your own church, fellowship or small group?
#7. how in your own experience has excersizing spiritual gifts served "the common good" (v. 7) and prevented (rather than caused) "discord in the body" ? (v. 25)
#7b. what attitudes and actions would lead to disunity and schism in the body of christ?
#8. what comfort do you gain from knowing it is god who gives gifts and who "combines the members" of the body (v. 24)
#9. what have you learned about the character and the purpose of spiritual gifts
#10. what challenge do you hav from the exhortation to "desire the greater gifts? (v. 31)
2 Corinthians 12
Other churches have different missions or vision.
Each ministry/gift is created as a benefit for all. but when we start coveting other people gifts or thinking our gifts are less important we can cause disention in the body and in ourselves.
You are never a lone ranger.
Your arm doesn't leave your body to go do what it would rather and your heart shouldn't leave or else the body would die.
Question #8 v.24
God is the orchestrator of whom gets what. And to those whose gifts they feel are less dignified they have received a truly special blessing because they are considered important. God honors them specifically. They receive greater honor.