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Spiritual Gifts Of The Bible is a Bible study on the overlooked gifts. We cover the 9 fruits and the 7 gifts in other studies, but this is all about those quiet, unassuming gifts essential for the Gospel to spread.

Online Christian Discipleship School-LifeCycle Series C3

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Instructions:  Use the course online or print each lesson and fill in the blanks.  If you want a diploma or to join Web-Church, answer and file a copy of each lesson to submit to Web-Church once you've completed all lessons.  If you wish to make a file copy, you can highlight the text and paste it into a text file.  Pay close attention to any affirmations, commitments or Bible memory verses at the end of lessons.  These are included to help cement the lesson content into your life.

Introduction: Future lessons will have less "fill-in-the-blank" type questions and more thought-provoking questions. Our goal is to have you begin processing the Word into your life. This requires you prayerfully "chew" on the issue a bit. In C1 we studied the fruits of the Spirit. We learned the importance of cultivating these fruits in our lives if we are ever to become the mature, productive, servant of God we were meant to be. In C2 we covered the miraculous gifts the Holy Spirit gives to each of His servants as He sees fit. It’s amazing how much attention is given to the gifts and fruits in the last two sessions and how little is given to the "ministry" gifts. These gifts are virtually ignored in the Christian world, yet, they are at least as important as the other gifts and fruits. In fact, if they were absent in the early church, the gospel message would never have reached us. Let me say that again: If the ministry gifts had been absent in the early church the gospel would not have reached us in this generation. There wouldn’t be any Christians today. It’s easy to spot the flashy and flamboyant, but many times, the thing that’s most important goes unnoticed. There’s more to God than meets the eye. That’s why we must take time to study those things that are hard to spot, like the ministry gifts.

Read Romans 12:3-8:
1. How does Paul tell us to think of ourselves?
2. Why do you think it would take faith to think of yourself in this way?
3. What do you feel it means when it says, "each member belongs to all the others"? Apply this to us.
4. What are the seven gifts listed here?
(a) P__________,
(b) S______,
(c) T_______,
(d) E__________,
(e) C___________ __ ___ _____ __ ______,
(f) L_________,
(g) S______ M____

5. Why do you feel Paul refers to these gifts as parts of a body?
6. How does this relate to us not thinking of ourselves too highly?
7. Why would serving be as important as prophecy?
8. How do you feel encouragement could play a major role in Christian life?
9. What’s so important about showing mercy and how could that be equal to leadership as a gift?
10. Meditate on each gift in 4 above and list ways you've seen this gift in action by Christians you know.
11. Try to think of what life would be like in a place where these gifts did not exist. Can you imagine Christianity surviving if no one proclaimed God's Word, served, taught, encouraged, contributed, led or showed mercy?
12. Think about your life since you asked Jesus into it. Which of these gifts are evident in your relationships with others and in your work for God? These may be your ministry gifts.
13. Do these remind you of things you didn't do with an opportunity? These may be latent gifts the Lord is encouraging you to exercise.
14. Read Romans 12:3-5 again: Based on these verses, aside from God, who are these gifts used to serve?
15. How do the gifts relate to verses 1-2 of chapter 12?
16. How do verses 9-21 reveal the purpose of these gifts? What would you say the purpose is?
17. Why do you feel God encouraged love when applying these gifts?

Congratulations: If you've prayed about the answers to these questions and honestly applied them to your life, this has been the hardest session we've had. Don't look for things to get easier. You're doing the hard work of discipleship. In the next sessions, I pray you'll be challenged more than ever before to give your walk with God the serious attention He deserves.

Memory Verse: Rom 12:1-5

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