Charisma vs. Charismania!
I Corinthians 12:1-11
We must understand and use our spiritual gifts so that the Holy Spirit can accomplish His particular ministry
through us so that the body of Christ will be built up and strengthened.
1. Definition: Spiritual Gifts are special abilities given to us by His indwelling Spirit so that we can minister to
the needs of others.
verse 7 â€˜Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.â€™
*Spiritual gifts are not a measure of spirituality!
2. Distribution: The Holy Spirit distributes gifts to every believer, uniquely working through their personality
and passion. (verses 4-6)
*There are a diversity of gifts, each equally important and necessary for the good of the body.
Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:6-11
3. Discovery: Each of us are to discover and use our gifts so that the body will grow and mature, and Christâ€™s
ministry will be accomplished through us. (vv. 12-21)
I Peter 4:10-11
*If I donâ€™t know or donâ€™t use my gifts, the body will lack and Christâ€™s ministry will not be accomplished!