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Spiritual Gifts (6 of 8)
Series: 1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 12
HOLY GHOST - I remember when I was a small child and I heard about this comforter. My home Church was King James only. So I didn't hear about the Holy Spirit, I heard about the Holy Ghost. That wasn't comforting to me at all. I remember laying in bed at night and praying that God would protect me from vampires, werewolves, monsters, and the Holy Ghost.
EXPERIENCES IN CHARISMATIC CHURCH - Add to that the time my Dad and I went to a revival with my Church of God aunt. The Pastor was slaying everyone in the spirit. The only ones I knew in the Bible that got slain in the Spirit was Ananias and Sapphira. We got out of there.
Then on Television you see this crowd that looks like it got into a fight with a make up drawer and lost, talking about the Holy Spirit. To be honest it seemed very UN-BAPTIST. But along my journey God has woven my path to come in contact with some of the most legitimate, sincere, bible centered, gospel driven Christians on Earth and they have helped me get to know this awesome 3rd person of the Trinity is and how He functions in our life today.
You Holy Spirit is not B-Team Deity, JESUS is God with us, Holy Spirit is GOD IN US.
What are the gifts of the Spirit?
Motivational Gifts - The book of Romans, Ephesians and 1 Peter detail Motivational Gifts. These are the particular motivations each Christian has toward a particular area of ministry. They are the areas of greatest fulfillment and usefulness.
Miraculous Gifts - Miraculous gifts are what is described in 1st Corinthians.
7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Look at that word Manifest -
ILLUSTRATION: If you go on a cruise, you will notice at boarding the ship's manifest that is an accurate record of everything contained in the ship. Spiritual Gifts are God's way of making available to the Church everything offered to us by the person of God the Holy Spir ...
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