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The Holy Spirit Equips Us for Service

The Holy Spirit Our Helper

The Holy Spirit Equips Us for Service

1 Corinthians 12:1-31

June 11, 2023

Sermon Question

What will it take for us to excel in service?

Value Your Gifting

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12:7 (ESV)

Value Each Other

1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:27 (ESV)

Value a New Way of Living

1 Corinthians 12:31-14:1

But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 12:31 (ESV)

Open It!

What was your most treasured gift as a child?

Read It!

Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

Consider It!

Summarize what God’s Word teaches us about spiritual gifts. Pay particular attention to 12:4-6, 7, 11, 24-26.

What words of encouragement are found in these verses? How are you encouraged by them? Who might benefit from hearing this encouraging word?

Identify and categorize the various spiritual gifts named in Romans 12:6-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:8-10; 28-30.




What’s God intended purpose for spiritual gifts (12:24-25)?

Share with each other what spiritual gifts you have observed in their service to others.

Live It!

Write a note to a member of our church family expressing your appreciation for their gift of service.

Pray and watch for an opportunity to serve someone this week.

Sign up for the Spiritual S.H.A.P.E. class beginning Sunday, June 18th at 10:30 a.m.