Sunday, July 23, 2017

Spiritual Gifts (in 1 Corinthians 12)

1 Corinthians 12
  • Paul desires the Corinthians know about, not be ignorant of, spiritual gifts. v. 1
  • Expect spiritual gifts to follow the Spirit and focus on the testimony of Jesus Christ, v. 3.
  • Spiritual gifts have their origin in the Godhead, vs. 4-6.
  • Diverse gifts are sovereignly distributed by a sovereign Spirit, vs. 4-11.
  • Diverse gifts are sovereignly distributed for the edification of the church, v. 7.
  • These gifts may be generally divided into two categories, speaking and serving.
Some thoughts gleaned from Pauline Theology: Ministry and Society by E. Earle Ellis

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