Outline Paul’s teaching on spiritual gifts

  • There are varieties of gifts, but the same spirit. 
  • There
    are varieties of service but the same Lord. 
  • To each is given the
    manifestation of the spirit for the common good. 
  • One is given, through the
    spirit, the utterance of wisdom. 
  • To another, the utterance of knowledge; to
    another, faith. 
  • To another, gifts of healing; to another, the working of
    miracles. 
  • To another, prophesy; to another,, the ability to distinguish
    between spirits. 
  • To another, various kinds of tongues; to another, the
    interpretation of tongues. 
  • All these are inspired by one and the same
    spirit. 
  • Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members
    of the body are one, so it is with Christ. 
  • By one spirit, we were all
    baptised into one body. 
  • Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, all were made to
    drink of one spirit. 
  • The body consists of many members/parts, yet one
    body. 
  • The foot cannot say I am an eye, so I don’t belong to the body. 
  • Nor can the ear I am not the eye, I don’t belong to the body. 
  • The eye
    cannot say to the hand, nor the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 
  • On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem weaker are indispensable. 
  • Those parts of the body we consider less honourable we invest with the
    greatest honour. 
  • If one member suffers, all suffer together. 
  • If one
    member is honoured, all rejoice together. 
  • You are the body of Christ and,
    individually, members of it. 
  • God has appointed to the Church – apostles,
    prophets, workers of miracles, healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in
    various kinds of tongues.

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