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1 Corinthians 12 - AMP

2 You know that when you were heathen, you were led off after idols that could not speak as impulse directed and whenever the occasion might arise. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking under the power and influence of the Spirit of God can say, Jesus be cursed! And no one can say, Jesus is Lord, except by and under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the Spirit remains the same. 5 And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord . 6 And there are distinctive varieties of operation , but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for good and profit. 8 To one is given in and through the Spirit a message of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between spirits , to another various kinds of tongues, to another the ability to interpret tongues. 11 All these are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually as He chooses. 12 For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form one body, so it is with Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 13 For by one Spirit we were all, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, baptized into one body, and all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body does not consist of one limb or organ but of many. 15 If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not of the body? 16 If the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where smell? 18 But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation. 19 But if were all a single organ, where would the body be? 20 And now there are many limbs and organs, but a single body. 21 And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 But instead, there is necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak. 23 And those of the body which we consider rather ignoble are which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum), 24 Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack , 25 So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation , but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the parts the suffering; if one member is honored, all the members the enjoyment of it. 27 Now you are Christ's body and you are members of it, each part severally and distinct . 28 So God has appointed some in the church : first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; different (unknown) tongues. 29 Are all apostles (special messengers)? Are all prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God)? Are all teachers? Do all have the power of performing miracles? 30 Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way .

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Shared by: Mark Stevens on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are just that GIFTS, like salvation everything we receive from God is a GIFT, not earned....given as God WILLS!
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Shared by: Sam McCormick on Dec, 2016
Summary: Who - or what - is the “god of this world?” (1 Cor 4:3-4) Is he a living character, or an evil force within ourselves? In what way is the “god of this world” a fitting description? Is God in control, or is Satan the ruler of the realm we live in? •Are we
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Nov, 2016
Summary: If the 120 believer's in the upperroom in Jersalem spoke the same languge would God had given tonugues as evidence?
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Shared by: Matt Stone on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul calls the church to unity - because we share in one baptism, one body and one Spirit.
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Shared by: Larry Lewis on Aug, 2016
Summary: Understanding the 3 different baptisms mentioned in scripture
Series: Baptized
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Gift Giving Part 1
Shared by: Brian Harvison on Jul, 2016
Summary: Part one of a two part series on spiritual gifts. This focuses on the speaking gifts looking at 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 and Romans 12:6-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 176
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Gift Giving Part 2
Shared by: Brian Harvison on Jul, 2016
Summary: Second in the series about spiritual gifts, focusing on the serving gifts. We look at 1 Corinthians 12:4-9 and Romans 12:7-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 141
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"All Hands on Deck!"
Shared by: Rick Finitzer on Jun, 2016
Summary: God by His grace through the Holy Spirit gives a spiritual gift to every believer. Every gift is important. Even the quiet unseen gifts! Every church body needs "All Hands on Deck!"
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Shared by: Daniel Cruz on Jun, 2016
Summary: Too often we hear people say, I dont need to join a congregation becuase after all, I AM THE CHURCH this often stems out of an Independent spirit.
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One Spirit
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jun, 2016
Summary: The Spirit, God's Plan, Gifts
Series: One Church
Views: 203
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jun, 2016
Summary: Unity, Differences, The Spirit, Gifts
Series: One Church
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Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jun, 2016
Summary: God has given you gifts from the Holy Spirit. Are you using them? Do you know your giftedness? The Body of Christ needs your gift so unwrap it today.
Series: Believe
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Jun, 2016
Summary: “Many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized." (Acts l8:8b) “When they believed they were saved and were baptized.” (Mark 16:16). And the moment they were saved, they became members of the church of God.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 287
John Woods avatar
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Shared by: John Woods on Apr, 2016
Summary: Being the local body of Christ.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 181
Mike Rickman avatar
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Shared by: Mike Rickman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Do you desire more of the power of God in your life?
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 193
Chuck Brooks avatar
The Body of Christ – Part II
Shared by: Chuck Brooks on Mar, 2016
Summary: There is only one body, but many members. We are all dependent on one another. It is not just the pastor’s job to care for the members of the body—that would be humanly impossible. Each member must function as he or she is called.
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Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Mar, 2016
Summary: This subject has divided much of the church and as your pastor I want to address where we as a church are on this subject. I encourage you to take notes, and study these things for yourself.
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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:31
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,009
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Mar, 2016
Summary: Continuing to look at Excellence! through Spiritual Gifts
Series: Excellence!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 149
Michael Deutsch avatar
Be Excellent - Spiritual Gifts
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Mar, 2016
Summary: A final look at Excellence through Spiritual Gifts
Series: Excellence!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 152
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Shared by: Wendy Gravolin on Mar, 2016
Summary: Love isn't just fro weddings Paul is encouraging the church to live out of the fruit of self sacrificial (agape) love but he isn't ruling out using the gifts of the Spirit which God has given to empower the church for its mission to make disciples.
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Inside Out
Shared by: Perry Greene on Mar, 2016
Summary: Each Christian receives at least one spiritual gift from God to be used in His service.
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Gifts are not Just for Collecting... They are for Using!
Shared by: Julie Marxhausen on Feb, 2016
Summary: This speaks of spiritual gifts and the privilege of using them rather than comparing them with others, wanting someone else's gifts, or choosing not to use them.
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#8 Understanding love: Role of Unity
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2016
Summary: We need a greater understanding of real Biblical love. Our enemy is betting he can use divison to hinder our love. Unity and harmony must be our focus. Unity is not by accident. Have a plan.
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Jan, 2016
Summary: Jesus tells us that all of us are members of the Body of Christ, also known as the church. We don’t come to church as individual people and then leave. Jesus tells us that we are to be a team of people who work together for Him.
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Jan, 2016
Summary: We need to be connected to a church family so that we can fulfill our calling to serve other believers in practical ways. We need the church and the church needs us. There are no insignificant roles to play in either the church or the body of believers.
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Shared by: Tim Zoltowski on Jan, 2016
Summary: This message discusses the purpose of the gifts of the Spirit and the plan that God has for His people to use them to serve others. In 2 Peter 4, each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace
Series: Gift Giving
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 243
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Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: The church is described as a body in the New Testament. Each member of the body must serve its function so that the body is healthy.
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Nov, 2015
Summary: Church Membership, The Body, Selfishness
Series: I Will
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Views: 1,309
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Shared by: Rajendra Kadia on Sep, 2015
Summary: What do we need to do to maintain healthy relationships?
Bill Sullivan avatar
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Shared by: Bill Sullivan on Sep, 2015
Summary: If we ever needed each other, as brothers and sisters in Christ, if we ever needed to be faithful to the fellowship of the saints, surely our current cultural environment means we need each other now.