Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 11.18.12

Here are the sermon notes from Sunday, 11.18.12, the last in the series on the Holy Spirit.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at   You can also find the sermon audio on our podcast via iTunes.

The Holy Spirit
Part 5 - Gifts
1 Corinthians 12

What is a spiritual gift? (v.4-7)

  • Charismata: a grace-gift that gives grace
  • Its expressions are not the same for each person or in each culture or in each season (v.4-6)

What are the gifts? (v.8-10)

  • Two essential categories: speaking gifts and serving gifts
  • One thing the gifts are not: a mark of spiritual maturity

Who gives the gifts?

  • Easy answer: the Holy Spirit
  • The best way to know your spiritual gift is by its affirmation in the Church

Why does He give gifts?

  • He gives gifts for the common good (v.7)
  • He gives gifts to build unity (v.14-20)
  • He gives gifts to build humility (v.21-26)

Who gets the gifts?

  • Each of us gets gifts, no matter our past
  • The church cannot be everything she is meant to be without you 

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