May 12, 2019
The Spirit empowers God’s people for ministry to one another.
The Lesson Overview
In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul likened the Church to a living organism, the Body of Christ. The gifts listed here are diverse but they are not in conflict or competition with each other. They are meant to complement one another, and to promote the unity and overall edification of the church. Believers, then, have a part to play in the exercise of spiritual gifts.
In the course of exploring spiritual giftedness, this lesson can also serve to promote the value—indeed, the necessity—of unity and healthy fellowship within the Body of Christ. Scripture calls Christians to be ministers one to another. Such ministry is vital for all believers, and can only take place through the power and influence of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:1-30
1 Corinthians 12:7
The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal (KJV).
1. Many Gifts, One Source
1 Corinthians 12:1–11
A. Introduction to the Gifts
B. Explanation of the Gifts
2. Many Members, One Body
1 Corinthians 12:12–21
A. Unity of the Body
B. Each Member Has a Place
3. Living in Unity
1 Corinthians 12:22–30
A. Value of Each Member
B. Value of Each Gift
DAILY BIBLE READING
Monday: The Spirit Comes on Saul.
1 Samuel 10:9–13
Tuesday: Spirit–Inspired Message Given.
2 Chronicles 15:1–9
Wednesday: God Empowers His People.
Thursday: Fulfillment of the Spirit’s Outpouring.
Friday: Samaritans Receive the Holy Spirit.
Saturday: Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit.
Volume 100 Spring Number 3 March - May 2019 Adult Student Guide. Scripture KJV. By Gospel Publishing House
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