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The Gift of Discerning of Spirits (18 of 18)
The Holy Spirit and His Gifts
Dr. Stan Coffey
I Corinthians 12:8-10
I want you to turn to I Corinthians chapter 12 for our study of God's word. We've been studying spiritual gifts and we've been looking at some of the gifts that are not taught very often in Baptist churches. As a matter of fact I don't remember some of these gifts being taught at all when I was growing up. Maybe they were taught while I was talking or something or out playing or something else. But I don't remember hearing too much about the word of knowledge or the word of wisdom or some of these things when I was growing up. I hope at least an introduction to these truths and these gifts will be beneficial to you so that when you hear these terms you will have at least studied about them and have some idea to what they relate. I think it's really beneficial for us to go into areas where we've not gone and maybe areas where angels fear to tread, so to speak, and see what God's word has to say.
So we talked about the word of knowledge. We talked about the word of wisdom. We talked about the gift of faith, not saving faith, but the gift of faith, a supernatural gift of believing God and trusting God for things far beyond just beyond saving faith. It's the ability to see and have spiritual vision, that kind of faith that's able to speak those kinds of things that God wants to do and see them come to pass because God has gifted us with faith for that thing.
Last week we talked about the gift of miracles and how God gifts the body of Christ with miracles under His sovereign leadership, under his sovereign hand, and that those who are expecting miracles will be those who will see those miracles take place and how God works miracles in the life of the body of Christ today. I talked about the greatest miracle of all and that is the salvation of a lost soul, a person who is on his way to hell without Christ and God totally changes ...
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