GHOST—3 SPIRITUAL GIFTS notes
• A SPIRITUAL GIFT IS A SUPERNATURAL ABILITY GIVEN TO ALL CHRISTIANS TO DO GOD’S WORK ON EARTH.
1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant…4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-6 NIV
7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT
SPIRITUAL GIFTS ARE NOT
1) NATURAL TALENTS.
2) GIVEN TO THE ELITE FEW.
3) SIGN OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY.
4) FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
5) SOMETHING TO FEAR.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS?
6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:6-8 NLT
7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. 9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NLT
HOW DO YOU DISCOVER YOUR GIFTS?
1) STUDY WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT GIFTS.
2) ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU YOUR GIFTS.
3) EXAMINE WHAT YOU ENJOY AND DO WELL.
4) TAKE A SPIRITUAL GIFT TEST.
5) DO WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS YOU TO DO.
10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 4:10-11 NLT
THE ULTIMATE GIFT
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
• What are your spiritual gifts?
• How did you discover them? if you don’t know what your gifts are,
then discuss some ways to uncover them.
• How has God used your spiritual gift to make an impact?