December 27, 2012
Spiritual Gifts Part 349:
Recap: What is a spiritual gift?
The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts
Setting the scene for Paul’s teaching on the Spiritual Gifts.
The most extensive treatment of the subject of spiritual gifts is found in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, chapters 12 through 14.
The first letter of Paul to the Corinthians can be seen as an appeal to unity in the face of some shocking examples of disunity.
Most of the letter 1 Corinthians is the apostle Paul correcting the church about different problems they are having.
The ills of Corinth had crept into the church at Corinth.
This helps us be honest with ourselves, and realize that without the grace of God we’re nothing.
A powerful outpouring of the grace of God occurred when He decided to give us our spiritual gift.
The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit
The six permanent ministries of God the Holy Spirit at salvation :
1. Efficacious Grace
3. Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
4. the Baptism by the Spirit
5. the Sealing with the Spirit
6. the Distribution of Spiritual Gifts
What is a “Spiritual Gift”?
The four major passages on spiritual gifts:
1 Corinthians 12-14 (three chapters)
Romans – foundational truth concerning the gospel; general audience of the local assembly in all places and times
1 Corinthians – solving problems in the carnal local assembly
Ephesians – the Church writ LARGE: Christ and His Body
1 Peter- the suffering believers
1. All three members of the Trinity are involved.
2. They are marked by great variety.
3. Their source is the Holy Spirit.
4. They are a gift of God’s grace.
5.They are given for the purpose of serving.
6. They run on divine power