BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
THE STUDY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT LESSON FIVE
THE WORK OF HOLY SPIRIT TODAY
UNDERSTANDING THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
Last week in our fourth installment in our series on the Holy Spirit we studied the Fruit of the Spirit. Now in our fifth and final installment in our lessons on the Holy Spirit we will study the Gifts of the Spirit. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit represent some of the most important work of the Holy Spirit in the church today.
Let’s look at what Scripture has to say about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Gifts, Gifts, and more Gifts of the Holy Spirit!
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
In the above Scripture, the great Apostle Paul teaches that there are a variety of spiritual gifts possessed by believers but only one gift giver. How many Gifts of the Holy Spirit are listed in 1 Corinthians Chapter 12? Which verses are they in this Chapter?
Tell us the names of the Spiritual Gifts in 1 Corinthians 12?
And more Gifts!
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to hisb faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
How many Spiritual Gifts are in Romans 12:6-8? What are their names?
Where are all the Gifts
1 Peter 4:10-11
10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
In the above Scripture St. Peter teaches the true purpose of the Spiritual Gifts, can you tell us what it is? How many Spiritual Gifts does St. Peter give us here?
And yet more Gifts!
11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
There are five Spiritual Gifts in Ephesians 4:11, what are they?
Some Biblical scholars say that the apostles and prophets in Ephesians 4:11
were the first apostles of Jesus and the last prophet was John the Baptist and
therefore there can be no more apostles or prophets in the church today. What do think and why?
Spiritual Gifts are listed in 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:7-12;
and 1 Peter 4:10-11. How many total Spiritual Gifts are there in these Scriptures?
Which two Spiritual Gifts in Ephesians 4:7-12 are not in Romans 12 or
1 Corinthians 12?
Spiritual Gifts and Body of Christ
4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
In Romans 12:4-5, Paul compares the human body to the Body of Christ which, is
the church. In which verses of 1 Corinthians 12 does he also use the metaphor of
the human body for the Body of Christ?
What about the body parts
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it
10. When Paul uses the image of the human body in 1 Corinthians 12:21-26, what do you think he is saying about the value of each member of the church?
Next Week: WHAT IS SALVATION?