Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 72, March 13 - 1 Cor. 12

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4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

It's important to discover your gift(s) and use them for God but as the rest of the chapter reminds us it's also important to remember that we are one body with many members. We need each other we're not complete by ourselves.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12
    3 So I want you to know that no one speaking by God’s Spirit says, “Jesus is cursed.” No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

    4-7 There are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, and yet the same Lord is served. There are different types of work to do, but the same God produces every gift in every person. The evidence of the Spirit’s presence is given to each person for the common good of everyone.

    11 There is only one Spirit who does all these things by giving what God wants to give to each person.

    25 God’s purpose was that the body should not be divided but rather that all of its parts should feel the same concern for each other.

    27 You are Christ’s body and each of you is an individual part of it.