05-12-19 Kevin Goins - Gifts, part 2

“Gifts” 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

God has not only called us to do the work of enlarging his Kingdom in this world, but he has gifted us with the tools we need to do the job. What do we need to do to use our spiritual gifts?
I We must know what the Bible teaches about spiritual gifts (12:1). II We need to know where the gifts come from (12:2-3). III We must not be copycats (12:4-6). IV We must not doubt that we have a gift(s) (12:7).
V We need to recognize that the power of the gifts is s___________ (12:8-10).
A. First, spiritual gifts cannot be put into a nice, neat, and tidy ______.
1. There are ______ lists of gifts in the New Testament: 1 Cor 12:__-__, 1 Cor 12:__-__, Rom 12:__-__, Eph 4:__, and 1 Peter 4:__-__ .
2. No list of gifts in the New Testament is c__________, which means there may be _______ gifts mentioned nowhere in the Bible.
Second, the spiritual gifts show us that the Holy Spirit thought of e___________ we might n_____.
1. The word of wisdom – a message which s_________ a difficult problem or s__________ an opponent of the faith.
2. The word of knowledge – f_____ given by the Holy Spirit to someone who could not get this information in any other way.
3. The gift of faith – the ability to believe that God is about to s________ his power in a r___________ way.
4. Gifts of healings – the ability to be God’s i__________ in healing the sick.
5. Workings of miracles – the ability to b_______ God for a miracle.
6. Prophecy – the ability to speak a m___________ from God to his people.
7. Distinguishing between spirits – the ability to tell whether a prophecy is truly f_____ ____.
8. Speaking in tongues – the ability to speak a language never l________ by the speaker.
9. The interpretation of tongues – the ability to give the m________ of what a person said who was speaking in tongues.
C. Lastly, the spiritual gifts teach us that there is no _________ when it comes to what God has enabled us to do for him.
1. Limiting certain gifts to the first century is called c________________.
2. Cessationism has serious problems:
a. The New Testament never calls any gifts “s______ gifts.”
b. If sign gifts were only needed because the New Testament was not yet published, how could the New Testament possibly t_____ the p______ of supernatural gifts?
c. Paul never ever mentions p_________ or t__________ gifts.

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