DEFINITION: A spiritual gift is a supernatural ability, given to a believerat the time of salvation,enabling him to minister to the Body of Christ in the area of that gift.
TWO LIMITATIONS OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS...1. You may not have the gift you wanted! I Cor. 12:28-30.2. Our church may not have the gifts we wish it had, I Cor. 12:31; 14:1. Pray, I Cor. 12:31; 14:1. LOVE! I Cor. 13!
Spiritual Gifts…and LoveUnless otherwise noted, allreferences to “love” will be “agape” (ἀγάπη) love
Spiritual Gifts…and LoveRomans 12:1-13• Dedication, 1-2• Body life and spiritual gifts, 3-8• Love, with 13 characteristics
Spiritual Gifts…and LoveI Corinthians 12 – 13• Body life and spiritual gifts, 12:1-31• Love, with 16 characteristics
Spiritual Gifts, Without Love, I Cor. 13:1-3.• Speaking…without love, 13:1• Prophecy, Knowledge, and Faith, without love, 13:2• Giving…without love, 13:3
APPLICATIONS…1. Love…and spiritual gifts!2. Love…and the Body of Christ!3. Love…and marriage!
ἀγάπη Love• Patient!• Kind• Not Jealous• Does not brag• Is not arrogant!
ἀγάπη Love• Does not act unbecomingly• Does not seek its own• Is not provoked• Does not take into account awrong suffered
ἀγάπη Love• Does not rejoice in unrighteousness• Rejoices with the truth
ἀγάπη Love• Bears all things• Believes all things• Hopes all things• Endures all things• NEVER FAILS!
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