The Holy Spirit | Week 13
1 Corinthians 12:1, 4
gifts: charisma—an undeserved gift of grace, divine gratuity, spiritual endowment, miraculous faculty.
1 Corinthians 12:7
manifestation: exhibition, expression, making known, disclosure, coming to light.
Spiritual gifts are pieces of God’s grace. They display the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
· These “gifts” are for giving to others, so the power and presence of God is made known.
1 Corinthians 12:8-11
Inspirational Gifts (The Power to Say)
The gift of tongues (different than prayer language—public use)
The gift of interpretation of tongues
The gift of prophecy
The Gifts of Power (The Power to Do)
Gifts of healings
The working of miracles
The gift of faith
Gifts of Revelation (The Power to Know)
Discerning of Spirits
The Word of Knowledge
The Word of Wisdom
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are the various ways God works His power through the believer to tangibly impact the lives of others.
· The gifts of the Spirit manifest the literal power of God and make his presence known.
· The gifts of the Spirit provide concrete evidence of the presence and power of God.
· The gifts of the Spirit have an instantaneous impact on those they come in contact with.
Notice: There is a difference between the gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit.
Galatians 5:16, 22-23
The fruit of the Spirit is the character and nature of Jesus being shown in the life of the Christian.
The fruit of the Spirit can’t be given away; it is a function of your personal relationship with God.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are designed to be given away to impact others (witness/outward).
1 Corinthians 14:1
desire: zeloo—where we get our word zealous, to burn for, pursue ardently, desire eagerly, intensely