Broken Body #19
Unity in Diversity
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
“Spiritual Gifts” = “Grace Gifts” They are simply gifts from God and not miraculous in nature.
All _____________ and ___________ are destroyed when we have a proper understanding of how we attained our present state before God. IT IS ONLY BY THE SPIRIT.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is not to ______________ Himself or any man, but to glorify and represent Jesus. We can, therefore, trust that the true ministry of the Holy Spirit will be according to the nature of Jesus.
3 Aspects of Spiritual Gifts:
- The __________________ of Gifts V4-6
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
- The ______________ of Gifts V7
“God does not bless the hand for the hand’s sake, but for the sake of the whole body.” Barnabas Piper
- The ____________ of Gifts V8-11
- Prophetic Gifts – Abilities based on understanding and articulating truth.
- Priestly Gifts – Abilities based on understanding and supplying basic needs.
- Kingly Gifts – Abilities based on understanding direction and group needs.
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God… -Ephesians 4:11-13A