The Gifts of the Spirit – Teaching Plan
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Church and Holy spirit as Dove

Key Thought: When we respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, He imparts gifts to each of us as He wills, to build up the body of Christ, serve the community, and glorify God. Lesson 8, February 25, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 12:4-7,11. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Holy Spirit and the Gift of Discernment
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I am with you always

Read 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthains 14:29 and 1 John 4:1-3. Why is the gift of discernment important? While there are genuine spiritual gifts present in the church, the Bible also warns us not to believe every spirit but rather to test the spirits by their conformity to Scripture, their consistency, and whether they exalt … [Click to read more …]

8 The Gifts of the Spirit – Discussion Starters
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1. The Fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit are not the Same. Do you find it a challenge to understand that the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit are not the same? What is the major difference between the two? Which of the two is required by the seeking Christian? … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Gift, Then and Now
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Holy Spirit and the Word

Read 1 Corinthians 14:1 and compare the different lists in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:27-31; Romans 12:3-8; and Ephesians 4:11-12. Were those gifts given only to the New Testament believers? Why are the gifts available today? There are some Christians who think that the spiritual gifts mentioned in the New Testament were restricted to … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Purpose of the Spiritual Gifts
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Holy Spirit and the Word

Read Romans 12:3-8 and Ephesians 4:8-12. What is the purpose of the spiritual gifts that God gives us? The spiritual gifts were clearly given for service, not for our sanctification. They are not miraculous tricks that satisfy our curiosity, nor are they given as an antidote to boredom. Often we think about the gifts of … [Click to read more …]

Nobody Is Better Than Anybody Else
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In Matthew 17, Peter, James and John were invited to an exclusive experience of the kingdom of God when they witnessed the transfiguration of Christ. Moses and Elijah were there as well, Moses representing those who will die before seeing the kingdom, and Elijah represented those who will be alive when Christ returns and will never experience … [Click to read more …]

Monday: God, the Sovereign Giver of Spiritual Gifts
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Baptism Unites Us

It is not we who decide what gifts to have. The Greek word for the gifts of the Spirit is charismata-they are gifts of grace, distributed and given by God Himself. We do not earn them by our status, our position, our honor, our education, or our spiritual performance. They are gifts, freely given out … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Fruits of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit
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Christ and the Holy Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit have the same Author. Yet, they are not the same. No one is required to manifest a gift of the Spirit, but everyone should manifest the fruit of the Spirit. Spiritual gifts do not necessarily testify to spirituality, but the fruit of the Spirit … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit
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Church and Holy spirit as Dove

Read for This Week’s Study: 1 Cor. 12:4-7, 1 Cor 12:11; Eph. 4:7; 1 Cor. 12:14-31; Rom. 12:3-8; 1 John 4:1-3. Memory Text: “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works … [Click to read more …]