Daily Archives: October 24, 2018
It is love, not knowledge, that forms the basis of Christianity. Paul wrote letters to the church at Corinth to emphasize this point and lead the Corinthians back into right relationship with God and others. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
1 Corinthians 11:33-12:11
33 So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together. 34 Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment.
And when I come I will give further directions.
Concerning Spiritual Gifts
12:1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Spiritual Gifts | Rebecca Hoyt
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
My Bible notes – Paul mentions about 20 different gifts in his epistles, arranged in 4 passages according to purpose: Romans 12:6-8, discussing gifts in a general way; Ephesians 4:7-13, introducing gifts that work toward unity in the body of Christ; 1 Peter 4:10-11, emphasizing the service rendered by the gifts; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28-30.
We are all given at least one spiritual gift – which are all different, but I think no one is better than the others; each one offers something to reach different people. There are some that are much easier to recognize — the gift of being able to talk in front of a crowd, singing, knowledge, and so on. It took me awhile to find my spiritual gift- I’ve discovered I’m a helper. I like the behind-the-scenes stuff, being on the breakfast crew on Sunday mornings so the worship team and others can focus on their gifts. I love that where I work I’m asked to do different things not in my job description, things as simple as helping lower or higher the air or heat because they can’t see it, write some phone numbers down from their messages, help them move from one room to the other, set the time on the microwave; I get to write notes to some people and overhear them saying how much they like it. Just having a good attitude and smiling at people, we take for granted just how much that means to someone having a bad day.
Dear Father, as I’m writing this on my birthday, just in a good mood feeling happy today, just thanking You for each person You’ve put in my life; thank You for all the things I am able to do. Let me be a light to someone everyday. Please help everyone find their gifts.
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