Study in Spiritual Gifts
Speaker: Dr. Leah E. White, Pastor
Text: I Corinthians 12
Time: Sunday Morning 11 AM Worship Service
Date: June 10, 2012
14 “Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I’m taking.”5 Thomas said, “Master, we have no idea where you’re going. How do you expect us to know the road?”
6–7 Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!”
8 Philip said, “Master, show us the Father; then we’ll be content.”9–10 “You’ve been with me all this time, Philip, and you still don’t understand? To see me is to see the Father. So how can you ask, ‘Where is the Father?’ Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you aren’t mere words. I don’t just make them up on my own. The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act.
11–14 “Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works. The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do.
2 Chron 2:1-6
2:1 Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself. 2 He conscripted seventy thousand men as carriers and eighty thousand as stonecutters in the hills and thirty-six hundred as foremen over them.
3 Solomon sent this message to Hiram king of Tyre:
“Send me cedar logs as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in. 4 Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God and to dedicate it to him for burning fragrant incense before him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and for making burnt offerings every morning and evening and on Sabbaths and New Moons and at the appointed feasts of the LORD our God. This is a lasting ordinance for Israel.
5 “The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. 6 But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple
Study in Spiritual Gifts I Corinthians 12
I. Spiritual Gifts –
Greek – Charismata
Gifts supernaturally bestowed on the early Christians
I Corinthians 12
II. Who has Gifts?
I Cor. 12:7-10
I Peter 4:10
I Corinthians 13:13
III. What are the Gifts?
Discerning of Spirits
IV. Where do Gifts come from?
The Promise: Joel 2:28-29
Breathed on us by the Holy Spirit
* Ruwach – Hebrew
* Pneuma – Greek
Old Testament –
* Genesis 1:3
* Genesis 6:3
* Ps. 51:11; Isaiah 63:10-11
New Testament – Acts 2:1-4
V. The Job of the Holy Spirit
To meet the needs of God’s people and His church
For the edification of the Body of Christ
To maintain God’s Church
For the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
To move the hearts of men
For the restoration and growth of the Church of Jesus Christ
VI. Who Has The Gifts?
I Cor. 12: 7-8
I Peter 4:10
I Cor. 13:13