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The Gift of Miracles (17 of 18)
The Holy Spirit and His Gifts
Dr. Stan Coffey
I Corinthians 12:8-10
I want us to turn tonight to I Corinthians 12 once again as we continue our study of spiritual gifts. We have covered the seven motivational gifts that you'll find in Romans chapter 12. Now we're in I Corinthians 12 studying the gifts that I call the manifestation gifts, the manifested gifts. Motivational gifts are gifts of service and ministry. Manifestations are recorded in I Corinthians chapter 12. We talked about the gift of the word of knowledge and the gift of the word of wisdom. Tonight we're going to talk about the gift of miracles. Then we'll be talking next week about the gifts of healing and you'll want to be a part of this study.
If you'll notice beginning in verse 8. Let's read this passage again. "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom. To another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. To another faith by the same Spirit. To another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit. To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits. We're going to talk about the working of miracles as a manifestation and as a gift of the Holy Spirit of God.
Now if you'll notice the phrase "the working of miracles" as it's given here. It's given about 3 times in scripture. It's given in I Corinthians 12:10 and then again in verse 28 it talks about it. And I agree with John W. Peterson who wrote a song in which he said, "I believe in miracles for I believe in God." I think if you believe in God you have to believe that God is a God who works miracles.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His power is not diminished. His ability is still the same. God is certainly capable of transcending the laws of nature and working miracles whenever He chooses to do so in His sovereign will. But I think it would be good if we would remember that from time to time in our churc ...
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