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The Desirability of Spiritual Gifts (4 of 18)
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS
Dr. Stan Coffey
I Corinthians 12:1-7
We're going to study Spiritual gifts and we want to begin tonight by talking about the desirability of spiritual gifts. If you want to take a pen or a pencil and make some notes, we'll be talking about the desirability of spiritual gifts. Somebody said I don't talk slow enough to make notes anyway. But you can try. Amen! It's a challenge. We want to turn tonight to two passages, I Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 and we're going to be talking in the next several weeks about spiritual gifts to a great extent. We're going to continue to talk about the doctrine of the church on Sunday morning and also the doctrine of the Holy Spirit on Sunday night and also spiritual gifts.
So, we'll be talking about the description of the gifts. We'll be talking about the kinds of spiritual gifts, describing each of the gifts. We'll be talking about the discerning of the gifts, how to discern what your spiritual gift is, and discover your spiritual. We'll be talking about the deployment of the gifts, how you can actually begin to exercise your spiritual gift under the leadership and empowering of the Holy Spirit. So, we're going to have a wonderful time, I believe, talking about the spiritual gifts and the development of them. But, tonight I want to talk about the desirability of spiritual gifts. Why study spiritual gifts? What is the significance and what is the importance to your Christian life and to the life of this body where spiritual gifts is concerned. Now, Sunday morning we talked about the body of Christ, the function of the church. The church functions like a body. That's the analogy that the apostle Paul gives us in his letter to the church at Corinth, also in his letter to the Colossians. So again and again the church is compared to a body, the body of Christ.
A body functions in a certain way. We talked about the head of th ...
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