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1 Corinthians 12

April 24, 2010

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 12”

  1. I find the picture of the Body of Christ a very encouraging concept. We are all different but all have a part to play.

  2. I find the picture of the Body of Christ a very encouraging concept. We are all different but all have a part to play.

  3. 4 times Paul writes: “I do not want you to be ignorant”. Romans 11:25 in regard to Israel; 1 Corinthians 10:1 about their history; 1 Corinthians 12:1 in regard to spiritual gifts which we are looking at here and 1 Thessalonians 4:13 regarding death.

    So it seems that spiritual gifts are important to Paul. Yet many today are reluctant to consider their relevance.

  4. 4 times Paul writes: “I do not want you to be ignorant”. Romans 11:25 in regard to Israel; 1 Corinthians 10:1 about their history; 1 Corinthians 12:1 in regard to spiritual gifts which we are looking at here and 1 Thessalonians 4:13 regarding death.

    So it seems that spiritual gifts are important to Paul. Yet many today are reluctant to consider their relevance.

  5. v.3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

    "Not the manner but the content of ecstatic speech determines its authenticity." (Barrett)

    We might be impressed with someones' eloquence or the spirituality of their delivery but the important thing is the content. Does it glorify God?

  6. v.3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

    "Not the manner but the content of ecstatic speech determines its authenticity." (Barrett)

    We might be impressed with someones' eloquence or the spirituality of their delivery but the important thing is the content. Does it glorify God?

  7. v.7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

    Everyone gets a gift and it is not for ourselves but for the "common good."

    Plus gifts are not given on the bases of maturity but rather for the "common good."

    God gives different people different gifts for diversity. It is not his desire to have uniformity.

  8. v.7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

    Everyone gets a gift and it is not for ourselves but for the "common good."

    Plus gifts are not given on the bases of maturity but rather for the "common good."

    God gives different people different gifts for diversity. It is not his desire to have uniformity.

  9. v.20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

    Again this speaks of diversity – "many parts".

    God made us all different with different combinations of gifts and abilities. No two people are alike. God doesn't want us to be like everyone else. We are unique.

  10. v.20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

    Again this speaks of diversity – "many parts".

    God made us all different with different combinations of gifts and abilities. No two people are alike. God doesn't want us to be like everyone else. We are unique.

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