The Power Source, July 8-14

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Message Outline

The Holy Spirit enables you to give allegiance to Jesus as Lord (1-3)

The one Spirit gives various spiritual powers as he determines (4-6) (11)

The Spirit gives each of you powers to benefit others (7-11)

 

Group Discussion Questions

  1. What has been your experience with spiritual gifts? Why do you think there is so much controversy over this issue?
  2. What does it mean to commit to “Jesus is Lord?” See also Romans 10:9-10. Have you confessed Jesus as Lord, believing that Jesus rose from the dead? What would it look like to live with full allegiance to Jesus as Lord in every area of your life? Where do you need to give more allegiance?
  3. How would you describe the variety of manifestations of the Spirit in verses 4-6 using the three different words: gifts, service and working? Who gives these to believers?
  4. Why do we have spiritual powers? What is the purpose of these manifestations of the Spirit according to verse 7? How could we use them to benefit others?
  5. What do you notice from the list of nine manifestations in verses 8-10?
  6. What is Paul’s final point in verse 11? How does it correlate with verse 7?
  7. What abilities, gifts, powers, service, working, manifestations has God given you? If you know someone else in the group well enough, share something you see in them. Share a way you have seen God manifest divine power in or through them.
  8. How are you using your divine powers for God, for others’ benefit? What do you sense God may be calling you to do?
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