I did a series several years ago on the gifts of the Spirit. It’s still relevant today, and I wanted to share it here.
This came up recently, because at http://calvaryottawa.ca we took a Sunday to look at the baptism of the Holy Spirit that John proclaims in John 1:33. I had a follow up conversation with a couple of people, and the gifts of the Spirit and the baptism of the Spirit was a new topic for them.
That particular message is available by video or audio.
It was a fun conversation because one of them confessed: “I didn’t think you were one of those guys!”
I suggested listening to this series.
The backstory is that several years ago I taught through “Jude” and it left some people confused about what the Bible had to say about the gifts of the Spirit. So, we took a break from going through the Bible and went back to 1 Corinthians 12-14, and I did a series on the gifts of the Spirit.
In the first message, we looked at how the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit is very much for today, and then examined the common passage that “cessationists” use to argue that the ministry of the Holy Spirit has changed from the time of the apostles.
In the succeeding messages, we took a closer look at each one of the gifts of the Spirit that Paul lists there in 1 Corinthians 12 and how they were manifested in the Old Testament, the life of Jesus, the New Testament, and then we crowd-sourced some current examples.
The final message is a study in 1 Corinthians 14 and how Paul describes how the gifts of the Spirit are to be used in the church meetings.
Here’s the links to the audio files for those messages:
God Speaks! 1/6
Last one: Message 6/6
I’d love to hear from you, especially if these recordings helped you, or if you have any follow up questions.