Spring 2019 Unit 2 Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit

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Lesson 11 Spiritual Gifts in the Assembly

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. 

Study Text

1 Corinthians 12:1-30

Key Verse

1 Corinthians 12:7

The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal (KJV).


THE LESSON OUTLINE

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

DISCIPLESHIP IN ACTION

          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. 

Psalm 68:32–35


Thursday: Fulfillment of the Spirit’s Outpouring. 

Acts 2:14–21


Friday:  Samaritans Receive the Holy Spirit. 

Acts 8:14–17


Saturday: Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit. 

Acts 10:44–48

Radiant Life 

Volume 100 Spring Number 3 March - May 2019 Adult Student Guide. Scripture KJV. By Gospel Publishing House