The Gifts

Tom Wilson
January 27, 2019
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Discussion & Study

Talking through the message during the week helps you turn what God is saying to you into action steps. These talking points, questions, and scriptures are designed to help you take the next step in going a little bit deeper.
 
With your Bible…
Read 1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-7. Paul shows us in the passage that each of us have been given unique spiritual gifts by the Holy Spirit that are to be used to help one another…first in the church, and then expanding into the world.
  • What was your reaction to hearing that God has spiritual gifts just for you?
  • How does knowing that the Holy Spirit has given a spiritual gift just for you affect the way you view yourself and your relationship with God?

Read Romans 12:6-8. In this passage, Paul describes the various ways we can see spiritual gifts working in our lives.

  • What are your spiritual gifts? If you are not sure, what do you think your spiritual gifts might be?

Read 1 Corinthians 12:7-12. These verses also list the various types of spiritual gifts and how they can be used to help one another.

  • How did you discover your spiritual gifts?
  • How can you use your gifts to help other people?

Read 1 Peter 4:10-11. This passage encourages us to use our gifts to serve one another and to bring glory to God.

  • Can you think of a time when you benefitted from someone using their spiritual gifts.
  • How has God used your spiritual gifts to make an impact?

Prayer

These prayer tips can guide your time alone with God each day. Praying with a friend or a small group might help you stick to it.
 
  • Pray and ask God to reveal your spiritual gifts to you through the Holy Spirit.
  • Ask God to reveal to you the best way to use your spiritual gifts to help others and to bring glory to God.
  • Ask God to show you some specific ways you can use your spiritual gifts in our church or in your personal ministry.
  • Thank God for sending the Holy Spirit and giving each of us unique spiritual gifts. Spend time praising Him in prayer.
 

What are your spiritual gifts? Find out!