Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1–12:11
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
2 Basic Principles for Understanding and Using Spiritual Gifts
- Spiritual gifts are gifts. (vv.8-11)
o The Holy Spirit is the source and distributor of all the spiritual gifts. (v.11)
o Therefore, no one can boast in themselves because of their gifts.
- Spiritual gifts serve God’s purpose. (vv.1-7)
o Spiritual gifts are a Trinitarian phenomenon. (vv.3-7)
o A Litmus Test: Is your gift contributing to the common good?
Take Home Idea: When we use the gifts of the Spirit to serve the Kingdom of Jesus, we can experience the power of God.