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1 Corinthians 12:1

1 Corinthians 12:1

There were three things, of which Paul did not want his Christian brethren to be ignorant. He did not want them to be uninformed about God's plan for Israel. He didn't want them to be unaware about the second coming of Christ and the eternal ages to come, and in this verse, we read, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant".

Paul did not want us to be ignorant of the spiritual gifts that read more...

1 Corinthians 12:11

1 Corinthians 12:11

How very different are the gifts and ministration that are conferred on each believer by the Holy Spirit. Each Christian is a member of Christ’s body and each is uniquely empowered by the Spirit to perform his own special ministry, which God has foreordained for each of us to do - to His praise and His glory.

The Spirit, in His sovereign power gives His favours freely and bestows His various gifts and graces upon each of His read more...

1 Corinthians 12:12

1 Corinthians 12:12

The human body consists of many different components, but it is one unit. There are many hidden internal organs and a multiplicity of visible external members.

Each has its own, unique function and yet every single body-part needs to interact with every other member, and work together synergistically, in order to maintain a strong, healthy, functioning body.

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1 Corinthians 12:13

1 Corinthians 12:13

This verse is in a passage concerning the use and abuse of spiritual gifts, where Paul moves into an examination of the Christian Church and an explanation of our membership in the body of Christ. He wants to show that each member of Christ's body is unique in the sight of God and that this complete company of believers is God’s chosen vehicle on earth, through which He makes Himself known to man.

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1 Corinthians 12:27

1 Corinthians 12:27

As one reads through this epistle to the Corinthian Christians, it is evident.. that although these saints were enriched in all the gifts of the Spirit, they were demonstrably deficient in the fruit of the Spirit. They were not growing in grace and in a knowledge of their Lord and Saviour as God desires, but were regressing in their spiritual growth and maturity back to infancy, to their great shame.

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1 Corinthians 12:31

1 Corinthians 12:31

Spiritual gifts can be over-exaggerated by some Christians while being understated by others. While some elevate the importance of spiritual gifts above their great salvation, others can diminish the tremendous benefits that are ours through the spiritual gift we receive from the Lord. But it is important that spiritual gifts are used as God determined. They are not to be abused, or used for self-gratification. Nor should someone exploit their gift, by trying to read more...