Now Concerning Spiritual Gifts, Part One
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Now Concerning Spiritual Gifts, Part One

From Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 5

1 Corinthians 12:1-11  (ID: 1697)

A church is most effective when its members discover and use their God-given giftedness. Through spiritual gifts, God enables Christians to mature in faith and to worship, witness, and serve so that others are drawn to His Son. As Alistair Begg warns us, when we get involved in ministries for which we are not gifted, disenchantment and disruption are inevitable. The Church thrives, however, when we all fulfill our appointed roles.


Spiritual Gifts

1Now concerning1 spiritual gifts,2 brothers,3 I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.