Lesson Twenty One
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Lesson Twenty Four
Lesson Twenty Two
MEMORY VERSE: Romans 12:6 “And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let each exercise accordingly.”Isaiah 42:16 Ministries
1. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Who distributes gifts to the believers?
2. 1 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Peter 4:10 For what purpose are these gifts given?
3. List the different gifts listed in Romans 12:6-8
These gifts could be referred to as motivational gifts, gifts that provide the motivating force for our lives. Their definitions and also some Bible people who operate in these gifts follows:
Prophecy: One who clearly perceives the will of God. John the Baptist (Luke 3:2-20;) Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1-52)
Server (or doer): One who loves to serve others. Martha (Luke 10:38-42); Stephen (Acts 6:1-15; 7:1-60)
Teacher: One who loves to research God’s Word and communicate its truth to others. Apollos (Acts 18:24-28; 1 Corinthians 3:6); Timothy (1& 2 Timothy)
Exhorter: One who loves to encourage others to live a victorious life. Barnabas (Acts 4:36, 11:22-26); Titus (2 Corinthians 7:6-7, Titus)
Giver: One who loves to give money, time, talent, and energy to benefit others and advance the gospel. Abraham (Genesis 13-14);
Cornelius (Acts 10:1-31)
Administration (or leader): One who loves to organize, lead or direct. Joseph (Genesis 37-40); Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-7)
Mercy (or compassion): One who has compassion, love and care for those in need. The good samaritan (Luke 10:30-35); Ruth (Ruth)
4. List the gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-10:
These gifts could be referred to as manifestation gifts. In 1 Corinthians 12:7 the Apostle Paul used the Greek word “phanerosis” “meaning” “an exhibition, expression, or manifestation.” Each of these gifts are defined as follows:
Word of Wisdom: A revelation of wisdom beyond natural human wisdom that enables a person to know what to do or say. (This is not wisdom gained from academic achievement or experience).
Word of Knowledge: A revelation of information for a person, group, or situation that could not have been known by any natural means. (The purpose of revealing such information would be to bring a person closer to Christ. If you receive a word of knowledge, pray and ask God how to handle it.)
Note: Fortunetellers receive supernatural revelations about other people. The source of their supernatural gift is demonic (a spirit of divination operates through them) and they often bring fear, confusion or depression into people’s lives. These people are money motivated rather than love motivated. If you have been involved with fortunetellers or any other occult activity, you must repent and ask God to forgive you for seeking information from Satan rather than God. Read the following Scriptures for more information. Leviticus 19:31; Deuteronomy 18:10-12; Isaiah 8:19; 1 Chronicles 10:13; Matthew 7:22-23; Acts 8:9-24; Acts 16:16-18).
Faith: The kind of wonder working faith that moves mountains and waits expectantly for results.
Gifts of healings: The many different ways and varieties of degrees in which God manifests healing.
Working of miracles; The demonstration of the power and action of God that goes beyond natural laws.
Prophecy: An anointed proclamation of God through an individual to encourage, exhort, or comfort.
Discerning of Spirits: A person’s ability to perceive what type of spirit is in operation in a given situation whether it is the Holy Spirit, a demonic spirit or fleshly (human) manifestation.
Various kinds of tongues: The language given to the believer by the Holy Spirit but not learned or understood by the speaker.
Interpretation of tongues: The supernatural ability to express the content of what has been spoken in tongues.
5. Ephesians 4:11-13 List the gifts in this passage:
These gifts are people...people who are called and gifted by God to train the whole Body of Christ, enabling them to do the work of the ministry so that Christ’s body on earth and the church can function as His true representative. These are not titles, but functions of certain people in the body of Christ. These ministry gifts are defined as follows:
Apostles: One who establishes and strengthens churches
Prophet: One who speaks forth the message of God
Evangelist: One who is called to preach the Gospel
Pastor: One who feeds and shepherds the believers
Teacher: One who instructs believers in the Word of God
6. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 What must always be our motivation in using any gift?
7. What are some ways that you have been able to help others?
Perhaps what you have listed in question #7 is a gift from the Holy Spirit. Ask yourself.
A. Am I fulfilled in this activity?
B. Are others fulfilled by this activity?
C. Does unity and spiritual growth result from this activity?
D. Am I motivated by love?
8. 1 Corinthians 14:1 What should your attitude be regarding the spiritual gift?
9. Have you desired to be used by God and have you earnestly desired spiritual gifts to operate in your life?
Why or Why not?
10. If a person is operating in supernatural gifts given by the Holy Spirit, what will result from their ministry?
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