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Understanding The Spirit (Part 7)
Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Understanding The Spirit
1. The Holy Spirit sovereignly gives gifts to each believer for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.
2. A spiritual gift is “a God-given ability for service” (Dr. Charles Ryrie).
3. Each believer has at least one gift. 1 Peter 4:10
4. Lists of gifts are found in 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12; Ephesians 4 and include those gifts which were temporary (foundational or authenticating) and those which are permanent.
5. Spiritual gifts are given not for personal edification but for building up the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:7; 14:1-4,26; Ephesians 4:12ff
6. The NT does not give a procedure for discovering our spiritual gift(s) but rather assumes that as we grow in Christ and serve Him our spiritual gift(s) will come to the fore. To discover our spiritual gift, we should: be informed about what the Bible says about spiritual gifts; be willing to serve the Lord in whatever way He opens up; and be active in serving the Lord.