9 May- The Holy Spirit gave each of us a special gift

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9 May, 2021Rev Brian HooleDig In - Spiritual Gifts

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Romans 12:6-8   

We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness. 

1 Cor 12:4-11 

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. 

DISCUSS 

  1. How has your week been?   
  2. How have you seen God at work in your life this week? 
  3. Read the passages again.   
  4. What does this passage tell us about God? 
  5. What does this passage tell us about gifts of the Holy Spirit?   
  6. What do you think your gift is? 
  7. What is challenging in this passage? 
  8. Is there anything else the passage is saying to me? 
  9. What am I going to do about it? 
  10.  Who am I going to share it with? 
  11.  Be prepared to share back next week. 

PRAY   

Dear Lord 

There are diverse gifts;  

but it is the same Spirit who gives them. 

There are different ways of serving God:  

but it is the same Lord who is served.  

God works through people in different ways:  

but it is the same God whose purpose is achieved through them all. 

Each one of us is given a gift by the Spirit:  

and there is no gift without its corresponding service. 

There is one ministry of Christ:  

and in this ministry, we all share. 

Together we are the body of Christ:  

and individually members of it. 

Help me discover and discern and use the gifts that you give me. 

Amen 


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1 Corinthians 12:12-27

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit, we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many members, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members of the body that we think less honourable we clothe with greater honour, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect; whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it.

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

DISCUSS

- How has your week been?

- How have you seen God at work in your life this week?

- Read the passage again.

- What do you understand by the phrase ‘Christ is like a single body’?

- If you were a body part, what part would it be?

- What does this passage tell us about God?

- What does this passage tell us about the body of Christ?

- What does this passage tell us about people?

- What is challenging in this passage?

- Is there anything else the passage is saying to me?

- What am I going to do about it?

- Who am I going to share it with?

- Be prepared to share back next week.

PRAY 

Dear Father, great, good and generous giver,

Thank you for making me part of the body of Christ, his church.

Thank you that there are no unimportant parts to the body.

Thank you that all of us are interconnected and interdependent.

We have a variety of gifts from you, but all have the same spirit.

We have varieties of service, but all have the same Lord, Jesus Christ.

We have various ways of working, but it is you, O God, who inspires all of it. Your spirit apportions your gifts as he wishes.

Thank you for every sign of your power and goodness.

And thank you for every graciousness shown to me personally.

In the name of Jesus, the head of the body, I pray.

Amen.

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16 May - The Holy Spirit gives us gifts to serve God

16 May, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

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Acts 4:32-37

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

1 Peter 4:10-11

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

DISCUSS

1. How has your week been?

2. How have you seen God at work in your life this week?

3. Read the passages again.

4. What does these passages tell us about God?

5. What does this passage tell us about gifts of the Holy Spirit?

6. What do you think your gift is?

7. What is challenging in this passage?

8. Is there anything else the passage is saying to me?

9. What am I going to do about it?

10. Who am I going to share it with?

11. Be prepared to share back next week.

PRAY

Dear Lord

There are diverse gifts;

but it is the same Spirit who gives them.

There are different ways of serving God:

but it is the same Lord who is served.

God works through people in different ways:

but it is the same God whose purpose is achieved through them all.

Each one of us is given a gift by the Spirit:

and there is no gift without its corresponding service.

There is one ministry of Christ:

and in this ministry, we all share.

Together we are the body of Christ:

and individually members of it.

Help me discover and discern and use the gifts that you give me.

Amen

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