What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “spiritual gifts”?
The Presence of the Holy Spirit
- Read John 3:5-8. How is the Holy Spirit involved in our rebirth as renewed children of God?
- Read Romans 8:9-11. How does the Holy Spirit help us to live as God intends us to live?
- Read Acts 2:1-13. Describe the scene that is described in this passage. What does this event have to do with the power promised to us as we share the Gospel with others?
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-7. Why is it important to realize that there is one Spirit who inspires all the gifts?
- Read 1 Corinthians 12:8-14. Why does the Spirit pour out a diversity of gifts among God’s children?
- Read 1 Corinthians 12:15-30. Why are all the gifts worthy of the same honor?
- Compare the lists of spiritual gifts that Paul provides in 1 Corinthians 12:28-30, Romans 12:6-8, and Ephesians 4:11. Are we given in these passages a complete, exhaustive list of all the possible spiritual gifts? Why or why not?