1 Corinthians 12:4-7 “Spiritual Gifts” part 2

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, July 31st.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

1 Corinthians 12:4-7

INTRO

  • Now concerning Spiritual gifts. v. 1
  • The source of our gifts
  • The power of our gifts
  • The purpose of our gifts
  • The results of our gifts
  • Key words: Diversity, Unity, and Maturity
  • Varieties – “allotments, distributions.
    • Distributed in many forms
  • There are a variety of gifts and ministries…yet one reason we are given these gifts.
  • Glorify God and Build up His Church

GOD GIVES UNIQUE GIFTS TO EACH BELIEVER

Gifts – “gift of grace”

  • Gifted to equip
  • Gifted from God to build up others

List of Spiritual Gifts1 Cor. 12:8-10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Peter 4:11

  • Not meant to be an exhaustive list
  • 1 Peter 4: 11 – “Speaking and Serving” are the 2 main categories
  • Gifts are like a fingerprint… each one is different
  • Each gift/person is unique

THESE GIFTS ENABLE US TO SERVE/MINISTER

Service – ministries, servants

  • The doing of the Christian life
  • The doing of the Church
  • Gifts are the tools of ministry

We are gifted SO THAT we can change the world with Gospel. OUR PURPOSE!

  • within the body of Christ. THE CHURCH
  • and IMPACT THE WORLD.
  • The basis of our everyday life

Mark 10:45 – JESUS… Not to be served, but to serve.

  • Christian life is not about receiving
  • It is about giving

Matt. 28:18-20

  • I am with you
  • v. 6but the same Lord

EACH GIFT ACCOMPLISHES ITS DIVINE PURPOSE

Activities – “worked out, energized”

  • The impact/results of using the gifts
  • Gifts are given supernaturally and they are empowered supernaturally.

God empowers them ALL in EVERYONE

  • God sovereignly empowers each one.
  • God sovereignly empowers the results of these gifts

The emphasis on the Trinity

  • Different gifts, service, and activities but it is God that is doing and causing the work
  • Philippians 2:12–13 – [12] Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, [13] for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (ESV)
  • The gifts are from God
  • The administering the gifts are from God
  • The energy and power to use the gifts are from God
  • The impact of the gifts is from God

Manifestation of the Spirit

  • Make known, clear, evident
  • SHOWING THE SPIRIT

For the common good

  • Bring together
  • Mutually beneficial

Ephesians 4:10–12 – [10] He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) [11] And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (ESV)