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What are Spiritual Gifts? [So, what about... The Holy Spirit, pt 9]

What’s the deal with spiritual gifts! What are they? How does it work? Like, does each Christian get their own Jesus-super-power? It might actually be better than that!

Message points
[00:45] Spiritual gifts are often misunderstood, misused, and controversial.
[02:28] The Holy Spirit plays a leading role in our relationship with God and each other.
[06:05] The Holy Spirit always points to Jesus.
[07:20] The Holy Spirit acts through individual Jesus Followers for the good of the community of Jesus Followers.
[10:22] The Holy Spirit is always giving each Jesus Follower a role to play in the body of Christ.
[12:00] Love within the community of Jesus Followers is the greatest gift of the Holy Spirit.
[13:30] Spiritual gifts are given to help the Church in our Already but Not Yet existence.
[21:13 ] The Spirit doesn’t have to work in the same way at every period of history nor in every culture or local church.
[22:00] We need to make room for diverse beliefs.
[22:36] We need to be open to diverse manifestations of the Spirit.
[25:15] The Holy Spirit empowers the people of God to experience and live the life of God now.

This Week’s Goal: Let’s cultivate an awareness of the Spirit. [23:30]
Read: 1 Corinthians 13 vv4-7
Pray: Holy Spirit, Show me how to play my role in living a life of love together. Lead me, guide me, and use me as you will.

Discussion questions
1. What stood out, intrigued, bothered, or confused you in this week’s message? What are your personal thoughts on spiritual gifts?
2. How do your group’s individual opinions differ? How can we disagree and be in the same family with this subject?
3. Read 1 Corinthians 13 vv4-7. What stands out? What personally challenges you?
4. What could it look like for you to be open to the Holy Spirit’s leading and guiding this week and after?
5. How can your group pray for you?



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