The Gift and the Gifts of the Spirit



"Embrace what he has given. Be thankful; use it for the service of others in the body." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis
 
Thanks for watching the video. Pick a number between 1 and 5, and then share your answer to the corresponding discussion question below.
 
1) How does Paul consider the subjects of cursing Jesus (on the one hand) and confessing Jesus (on the other) to express one’s relationship to the Holy Spirit.  How does this show that the Spirit is the source of true spirituality?
2) Do you agree with the following statement: “The Holy Spirit offers a variety of gifts, services, and activities to each member of the body, giving any gift he owns to whomever he will.”  What does this suggest about who is eligible to receive the gifts of leadership and service?
3) Summarize Paul’s list of the gifts in 1 Cor. 12.8-11.  Are these gifts representative of others, or the only ones available to us from the Spirit?  Explain.
4) Why is Pentecost and the power of the Holy Spirit something that each church and follower of Christ must believe in and seek to experience?  How do we put ourselves in a position to see the Spirit empower us through his gifts and presence in our lives?
5) “The gift and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to me today as I ___________.  In order to experience the Spirit’s gifting in my life I simply need to . . . “
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