Word Studies for the Week of January 20, 2019

January 20 ● Epiphany 2 – The More Excellent Way: Giftedness ● 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

How much do you feel you know about spiritual gifts? What kinds of things would you consider to be spiritual gifts? What kinds of things would be excluded?

What types of idols might lead people astray these days? What kinds of things keep people from having a full relationship with God and others?

According to Paul, who originates our confession of faith? Who starts the relationship? See 1 Corinthians 12:3?

Paul makes the case that God activates a variety of spiritual gifts from the same source, do people always recognize this? What might keep people from seeing diversity as a good thing?

Paul says that everyone has a gift of the Spirit, is this always evident to you? Do some people work their gifts more than others? Does it matter?

See the list of gifts that Paul outlines in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10; which ones resonate with you the most? Which ones seem out of your comfort zone?

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