As we carefully study through Paul’s letter to the Corinthian believers we now enter into a new and fascinating section concerning the spiritual gifts. Since there is much confusion today concerning the spiritual gifts we will move slowly and seek to understand each gift mentioned in this text. There are of course many other spiritual gifts you can read about in Romans 12 and Ephesians 4. An exhaustive study of all the spiritual gifts can take weeks if not months. So we will simply hold course through Corinthians and only examine the nine spiritual gifts mentioned in this chapter. For your homework feel free to read through the gifts listed in Romans 12:6-8 and Ephesians 4:11-16.

Today we will cover four of the nine listed in 1Corinthians 12…

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,” 1 Corinthians 12:7-9

As we slow down and go deep in this series I encourage you to take notes and pay careful attention that you might hear God’s voice in showing you what the spiritual gifts are and particularly what your spiritual gifts are.

I also encourage you to join one of our growth groups if you have not already done so, in order that you might meet with other believers and go deeper in the text each week as to grow together in faith and practice.

Pastor Mike