The Spirit gave you abilities that differ from others

1 Corinthians Bible Background

09.02.2017 New Testament: 1Co 12.8–11

To read the Bible in a year, read First Corinthians 12 on September 2, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church, reminding them why or how they all differed in spiritual gifts,

…for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills (1 Corinthians 12.8–11). 

Even if we can no longer perform miracles, the idea still applies, that you can do something that I cannot do, and I can do something that you cannot do, not because we are better than one another, but the Spirit has enabled us to do what we can do for the building up of the body of Christ. Are you using your abilities to help your congregation?

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