5 Jan 2014
Varieties Of Spiritual Gifts
1 Cor. 12:8-11
Let's Observe Two Crucial Elements that should motivate us to use our spiritual gifts properly.
1) There's a Purposeful Variety of Spiritual Gifts (8-10)
A) Wisdom (8a)
B) Knowledge (8b)
C) Faith (9a), James 5:16-18, Acts 27:22-24
D) Healing (9b)
For Christ - Matt. 8:16-17
For the apostles - Matt. 10:1
For the seventy - Luke 10:1,9
For some associates of the apostles - Acts 8:5-7
E) Miracles (10a), John 2:11, John 20:30-31, 2 Cor. 12:12
B.B. Warfield wrote, "These miraculous gifts were part of the credentials of the apostles, as authoritative agents of God in founding the church. Their function confined them distinctly to the apostolic church, and they neccessarily passed away with it."
F) Prophecy (10b), John 5:39
G) Discerment (10c), Acts 16:16-17
H) Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues (10d)
2) There's a Powerful Presence in Spirutal Gifts (11)
Evidences of a church that is truly empowered by the Holy Spirit
Unity, Selfless Love, Genuine Fellowship, Obedience, Meaningful Worship, Submission to the Lord, Evangelistic (Conversion Growth), and Ministry to Others.
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