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North Chester Baptist Church

All In (Part 1)

 

  1. All Gifts — One Source Vs 4-6
    1. Diverse gifts — same Spirit Vs 4
    2. Different administrations — same Lord Vs 5
    3. Diversities of operations — same God Vs 6
      1. Gifts — this is where we get our word “Charisma”. It literally means “one gifted by God”.
        • The forgiven have been given spiritual gifts!
      2. Administrations — the emphasis here is on being a Servant. Real leaders are always servants.
      3. Operations — this speaks of work. God is always at work. “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.” John 5:17 
  2. All Matter Vs 8-11
    1. Word of Wisdom Vs 8 — Receiving a Word from the Lord.
    2. Word of Knowledge Vs 8 — Repeating a Word from the Lord.
    3. Faith Vs 9 — Trusting God for miracles (Prayer Warriors)
    4. Gifts of Healing Vs 9 — Miraculous and complete healing. (Pentecostal Church in my home town)
    5. Working of Miracles Vs 10 — The goal of these gifts was to create a craving for God! (not Oral Roberts, Benny the Hinn, or whoever else!)
      1. When Jesus healed people wanted to know Him.
      2. When Peter healed people wanted to know Jesus
      3. When Paul healed Jesus received the glory.
      4. When God answers our prayers and heals someone or does the impossible…He gets the glory!
        • What greater miracle could we witness than the saving work of Jesus in people we know and love?
    6. Prophecy Vs 10 — Equate this with preaching today.
        • Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:13
    7. Discernment of Spirits Vs 10 — to know truth from error.
    8. Diverse kinds of Tongues Vs 10 (the miracle of the day of Pentecost, the miracle to the 1st century believers was already being abused at the church at Corinth.)
      1. This gift has run its course. It has ceased . (See chapter 13)
      2. This does not change God’s desire to have His Word in all the languages of those whom He died for! (Spanish, “Jesucristo es el Salvador!”)(World Mission Solar Powered Bible) Kenyan Man - “Your God speaks my language!”
      3. Has God gifted you with the ability to learn languages?
    9. Interpretation of Tongues Vs 10 — the Word of God is always meant to benefit all.
    10. Helps Vs 28 — to give aid. (Similar to the gift of Mercy in Romans 12)
    11. Government Vs 28 — to rule. To guide. (Romans 12)
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