Memory Verse: "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
It is the third week of diving into God's word and studying the bible about gifts from God. The first week we studied the gift of Grace and how we receive this gift from God by doing absolutely nothing to receive it. What a gift! Then last week, our second week of this bible study, we read about the gift of the Holy Spirit. In the beginning of this study in the intro, I mentioned that you will see how one gift is tied to another gift that is tied to another gift. That is exactly what we will see this week in reference to the Spiritual Gifts. The Spiritual Gifts are manifestations from the Holy Spirit and they are for the body of Christ. They are gifts from the gift of the Holy Spirit. They are not natural manifestations but rather supernatural manifestations from the Holy Spirit. We will dive into I Corinthians 12:1-31. Here we will see what are the 9 spiritual gifts, how are they distributed, the proper use of the gifts, and can I receive these gifts. Let's get started!
READ: Let's start by reading all of 1 Corinthians 12:1-31. Try not to rush. Let these scriptures marinate within us. Read it first in your bible then read it two other times in two other translations like The Message, The Amplified Bible, NKJV, NASB, NLT, or NIV. Circle or make note of the spiritual gifts that are mentioned in these scriptures.
DISCUSS: For this week, I want to do our discussion in the comment section of this post. I will not make a topic in the forum although I really enjoyed discussing in the forum the last two weeks. So below let's start the discussion by talking about the different spiritual gifts and what are you hoping to understand from God this week about spiritual gifts. See you in the comment section of this post :)
WRITE: Write your memory verse, 1 Peter 4:10 on several index cards and place around your home, car, office, and commit it to memory this week.
(I will post Tuesday's post tomorrow and so on this week instead of post them all at one time.)
READ: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 In these verses let's answer the following question: Am I supposed to want these spiritual gifts?
DISCUSS: Let's meet in the comment section and answer this question and give our thoughts on the answer along with which gift is to be desired (v.14:1)? Which gift, if not balanced with another gift, does not edify the church body (v14:4). Which gift edifies the church (v.14:4)? What is the balance and unity of having both tongues and prophecy gifts in the church (v. 14:13-17)?
READ: 2 Timothy 1:6 AND 1 Timothy 4:14
DISCUSS: What does God want us to do with the gifts inside of us? How can we do what He wants us to do? What are we not to do? I'll meet you in the comment section of this post to discuss this.
Before doing Thursday's bible study if you have not read the comments for this blog post you may consider reading the comments first which will give you a better understand of our study for today :)
REFLECT: Has there ever been a prophetic word spoken over you? Think about what was said? Do you know which gift you have from God?
PRAY: Use the majority of your bible study time today to pray about the gifts in you. Talk to God about the word that was spoken over you if you received a prophecy in the past. Ask God to help you fan into the flame of your gift/s. Ask and thank God for making it crystal clear as to what gifts He is giving you. Spend your bible study time praying and receiving from Him today. Give Him your complete self. Give Him your mind, your hands, your feet, your mouth, your ears for His service. Let's press in and let God do a work in us.
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Who am I? Galatians 2:20 does a great job of summing up who I am. My life is His, the One who loves me and gave Himself for me . In return, I want to be all He wants me to be and do all He wants me to do on this side of Heaven.
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