“The Unity & Diversity of the Holy Spirit’s Gifts”

Led by Rev. Sam Mawhinney.

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Welcome & Call to Worship

Opening Hymn: Shout to the Lord

Prayers of Adoration and Confession 

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

Sermon: “The Unity & Diversity of the Holy Spirit’s Gifts”

Praise: Consuming Fire

Prayers for Others


Closing Hymn: O Church, Arise


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Discussion Questions:

The Holy Spirit proclaims Jesus is Lord (v.3)! How might this impact our approach to spiritual gifts?

Paul teaches about spiritual gifts in terms of diversity and unity. How have you seen our church function like a body? How could we better express our unity and diversity? 

Paul’s list of gifts in Ch. 12 is extensive, but not comprehensive (see also Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:10-11). What gifts has God given you? How will you use these gifts to benefit ‘the common good’?

It’s tempting to compare ourselves to others. How does Paul’s teaching in this section restrain us from feeling either superior or inferior for the gifts God has given or not given us?