Spiritual Gifts

"The Body"

I Corinthians 12:1 -  (NIV) - “Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant (uninformed).”

  • Spiritual Gift =  "A special attribute given by the Holy Spirit to every member of the Body of Christ, according to God's grace, to build and edify the body as a whole.”​


1 Corinthians 12:7 - (NLT) - “A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church.”

 

The Body

I.  Diety

I Corinthians 12:4-6 - (TPT) “It is the same Holy Spirit who continues to distribute many different varieties of gifts.  5 The Lord Yahweh is one, and he is the one who apportions to believers different varieties of ministries. 6 The same God distributes different kinds of miracles (powers) that accomplish different results through each believer’s gift and ministry as he energizes and activates them.”

 

II. Unity

I Corinthians 12:12-13 - (TPT) “Just as the human body is one (a unit), though it has many parts that together form one body, so too is Christ.  13 For by one Spirit we all were immersed and mingled into one single body.  And no matter our status—whether we are Jews or non-Jews, oppressed or free—we are all privileged to drink deeply of the same Holy Spirit. 

III. Diversity

I Corinthians 12:14-17 - (TPT) “In fact, the human body is not one single part but rather many parts mingled into one. 15 So if the foot were to say, “Since I’m not a hand, I’m not a part of the body,” it’s forgetting that it is still a vital part of the body. 16 And if the ear were to say, “Since I’m not an eye, I’m not really a part of the body,” it’s forgetting that it is still an important part of the body.  17 Think of it this way. If the whole body were just an eyeball, how could it hear sounds? And if the whole body were just an ear, how could it smell different fragrances?”

 

IV.  Intentionality

​I Corinthians 12:18-20 - (TPT) “But God has carefully designed each member and placed it in the body to function as he desires. 19 A diversity is required, for if the body consisted of one single part, there wouldn’t be a body at all! 20 So now we see that there are many differing parts and functions, but one body.  

 

V.  Humiity

I Corinthians 12:21 - (TPT) “It would be wrong for the eye to say to the hand, “I don’t need you,” and equally wrong if the head said to the foot, “I don’t need you.” 

 

VI. Necessity

​I Corinthians 12:22-24 - (TPT) “In fact, the weaker our parts, the more vital and essential they are. 23 The body parts we think are less honorable we treat with greater respect. And the body parts that need to be covered in public we treat with propriety and clothe them. 24 But some of our body parts don’t require as much attention. Instead, God has mingled the body parts together, giving greater honor to the “lesser” members who lacked it.”

 

VII.  Community

​I Corinthians 12:25-27 - (TPT) “He has done this intentionally so that every member would look after the others with mutual concern, and so that there will be no division in the body. 26 In that way, whatever happens to one member happens to all. If one suffers, everyone suffers. If one is honored, everyone rejoices.  27 You are the body of the Anointed One, and each of you is a unique and vital part of it.”

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