Episode 7: Serving the Church, part 2 – Spiritual Gifts (The 12th chapter)

Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

  • Why does Paul emphasize that we should be informed of spiritual gifts?
  • How does knowing about spiritual gifts prevent us from being led astray?
  • How does knowing our spiritual gifts help us identify needs we can meet?
  • How does viewing our strengths as spiritual gifts promote the oneness of the body of Christ?
  • Is a spiritual gift different from a role? How? 
  • Should we only fill roles specific to our spiritual gifts? Why or why not? 
  • What are some other reasons God may place us in certain roles?

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

  • What are the “higher gifts”?
  • Paul speaks frequently to the need for oneness, this implies a tendency for separation. What are some reasons for division between people with different gifts?
  • How do we overcome that division?

Read Romans 12:1-8, Romans 6:23

  • Why are they not called spiritual wages? 
  • By what measure are our gifts given to us?
  • Do our spiritual gifts affect what our spiritual worship looks like? If so, How?
  • What happens when we look at the use of our spiritual gifts as spiritual worship?

Read Luke 12:47-48

  • How do these verses apply to the use of our spiritual gifts?
  • Does ignorance of our spiritual gifts excuse us from our proper worship?
  • What is something this week you can do to use or find your spiritual gifts?
  • How can we pray for you?

Need a prayer cue? Try one of these! Psalm 12, Psalms 34:1-9

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