1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Observation

  • Paul did not want the Corinthians to be uniformed regarding spiritual gifts.
  • When the Corinthian were pagans they were led astray by mute idols.
  • No one speaking in the Spirit of God says Jesus is accursed.
  • Only through the Holy Spirit can can anyone say, “Jesus is Lord.”
  • The Spirit of God give a variety of gifts.
  • There are a variety of ways to serve.
  • The same Spirit is served in a variety of ways.
  • God empowers all the activities in everyone.
  • The gifts and abilities are give to individuals for the common good.
  • Examples of gifts and abilities from God:
    • The ability to speak wisely
    • The ability to communicate information.
    • faith
    • The ability to heal.
    • The ability to work miracles.
    • The ability to prophise
    • Decrement between spirits.
    • The ability to speak multiple languages.
    • The ability to translate multiple languages.
  • All the gifts come from the same Spirit.
  • God distributes the gifts and ability to individuals the way he desires

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