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Gifts Of The Spirit

gifts of the spirit bible lesson  Memory Verse: 1 Peter 4:10

Life Application:  Believers should eagerly desire spiritual gifts and use them faithfully.

Bible Text:

1 Corinthians 12:31

1 Corinthians 14:1

1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Romans 12:6-8

1 Corinthians 14:1

1 Peter 4:10

Ephesians 5:18

Galatians 5:16-25

Galatians 5:16-25

1 John 1:9

1 John 4:4

1 Corinthians 14:4

Ephesians 2:10

1 Peter 4:10 NIV

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”

1 Corinthians 12:31 NIV

“But eagerly desire the greater gifts.”

God has given the gifts of the Spirit to the Church to strengthen, encourage, and comfort His people. He wants each believer to desire the greater gifts. He also wants each believer to be willing to be used by the Holy Spirit in helping others.

1 Corinthians 14:1 NIV

“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.”

There are nine supernatural gifts that come from the Holy Spirit. These gifts are also called manifestations of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives gifts for the common good. The nine gifts are: wisdom, knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, miraculous powers (miracles), prophecy, the ability to distinguish between spirits, different kinds of tongues, the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NIV

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another the ability to speak in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He gives them to each one, just as He determines.”

These nine supernatural gifts that come from the Holy Spirit are for the purpose of ministering or helping people and they can be put in three categories.

(1) The gifts to know something in a supernatural way are:

the gift of wisdom

the gift of knowledge

the gift of distinguish between spirits

(2) The gifts to speak in a supernatural way are:

the gift of prophecy

the gift of tongues

the gift of interpretation of tongues

(3) The gifts to act in a supernatural way are:

the gift of gifts of healing

the gift of special faith

the gift of miracles

The Holy Spirit also gives other gifts of ministry. Some ministry gifts are: prophesying, serving, teaching, encouraging, contributing to the needs of others, leadership, and showing mercy. These ministry gifts are not as obviously supernatural as the gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12, but they still require the Holy Spirit’s enabling.

Romans 12:6-8 NIV

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve, if it is teaching, let him teach, if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”

No matter what the gift is, the one who ministers is guided and led by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:1 NIV

“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.”

Review

1. Each one should use whatever ________ we have received to serve others.

2. Why did God give the gifts of the Spirit to the Church?

3. God wants each believer to ___________ the greater gifts and to be ____________ to be used by the Holy Spirit in helping others.

4. What does willing mean?

5. There are _________ supernatural gifts that come from the Holy Spirit.

6. List the nine supernatural gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.

9. These nine supernatural gifts can be put in ________ categories.

10. What are the gifts to know something in a supernatural way?

11. What are the gifts to speak in a supernatural way?

12. What are the gifts to act in a supernatural way?

13. What are some of the ministry gifts that the Holy Spirit gives?

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14. Ministry gifts are not as obviously _____________________ as the gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12, but they still require the Holy Spirit’s enabling.

15. No matter what the gift is, the one who ministers is ___________ and led by the Holy Spirit.

16. Believers should eagerly desire spiritual gifts and use them faithfully. What does that mean to you personally?

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Abiding In Christ – Children’s Booklet

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God’s Garden

god's garden

Memory Verse: Psalm 92:12

 

Life Application: I grow when I am in rightstanding with God.

 

Bible Text:

Psalm 92:12

John 15:1-6

Psalm 92:12-15

Deuteronomy 6:5

Deuteronomy 11:1

1 Samuel 15:22

John 14:15

Galatians 5:22-23

Matthew 28:19-20

Ephesians 2:10

 

God’s Garden

God wants us to bear fruit in His garden. The goodness or sweetness of our fruit will depend on how much time we spend with God – in prayer and in His Word.

John 15:1-6 NKJV

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”

We must abide in Christ if we desire to bear fruit. The Bible tells us that the righteous will flourish.

 

Psalm 92:12-15 NKJV

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

We are known by our fruit and our fruit will be judged.

Matthew 7:15-20 NKJV

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

 

Fruit

God wants the fruit of our love toward Him.

We are to love the Lord with everything within us.

Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”

Deuteronomy 11:1 NKJV

“Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.”

God wants the fruit of obedience in our lives.

Obedience is important to God. He tells us in His Word that obeying is better than sacrifices.

 

1 Samuel 15:22 NKJV

“So Samuel said:

“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,

As in obeying the voice of the Lord?

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice”

Jesus tells us that if we really love Him we will obey His words.

John 14:15 NKJV

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.”

God wants the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

Believers should have spiritual fruit in their lives.

Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

God wants the fruit of reproduction in our lives.

God wants us to win souls for Christ. As a Christian we should “produce” other Christians.

Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”

We are instructed to go into all the world and make other disciples (followers of Christ), and we are to teach them to obey God’s commands, laws and words.

 

God wants the fruit of good works and deeds in our lives.

Works and deeds do not save us, however our works and deeds will show what we believe.

Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Review

1. According to Psalm 92:12 the righteous will do what?

 

2. What does righteous mean?

 

3. The goodness or sweetness of our fruit will depend on how much time we ___________ __________ ________ .

 

4. We must ______________ in Christ if we desire to bear fruit.

 

5. We are known by our fruit and our fruit will be ________________.

 
6. A ___________ tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a _________ tree bear good fruit.

 
7. What will happen to a tree that does not bear good fruit?

 

8. We are to love the Lord with _______________________ within us.

 

9. What does Deuteronomy 6:5 mean to you?

 

10. What is obedience?

 

11. What did Samuel mean in 1 Samuel 15:22?

 

12. Jesus tells us that if we really ______________ Him we will obey His words.

 

13. Believers should have spiritual fruit in their lives. List the fruit of the Spirit.

 

14. We are instructed to go into all the world and make other disciples. What are we to teach them?

 

15. “For we are His _________________________, created in Christ Jesus for ____________ ___________, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

 

16. What are some good works?

 

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