The Spirit Filled Life: Gifts and Guidance

Personal reflection (5 minutes)

Read 1 Corinthians 12 and 13. You may want to choose parts of these chapters to read. 

As you have read them, reflect on your own, on these questions:

  1. What does this tell me about the church?
  2. What is Paul trying to communicate?
  3. How am I living out my response to these passages? 

Discussion (15 minutes)

Together as a group, or in small groups, share your reflections. Spend some time encouraging each other, maybe championing the gifts that people recognise they have, or speaking encouragement to help people consider the gifts they may have.

If you aren’t sure which gift/s you have, don’t get too hung up on trying to ‘work out’ which gift you have, but instead trust God to meet you in situations with all you need as you keep on walking with Him. 

Some of these gifts we have may be natural out-workings of our nature and character that has been given to us by God, and others may feel more out of our comfort zone but are still a gift that God wants to grow in our lives. 

Prayer (10 minutes)

Spend some time praying for each other, for fruitfulness. 

Spend some time praying for the church, that this church would be a gift to those who find home here and also to those who are in this city. 

Thank God for all that He is invited us to be part of, and all that He has given us to empower us and to help us love and be loved by Him. 

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