Sunday Sermon: Living In The Gifts Of The Spirit - Pastor Andrew Wignal

Sunday Sermon: Living In The Gifts Of The Spirit - Pastor Andrew Wignal


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Published on Sunday, 28 June 2020 11:30

Living in the Gifts of the Spirit 

Sermon Title: All for one and one for all 

 In the context of this sermon: 

All the gifts are for the benefit and growth of each individual and each individual’s gift is for the benefit and growth of the entire body 

 But the gifts of the Spirit are for the benefit of the Body of Christ- for your brother, your sister, your unsaved family member or friend, your colleague, even your enemy! They are not for your benefit only 

  Romans 12:6-8 

  1. Prophecy 
  2. Serving 
  3. Teaching 
  4. Exhortation 
  5. Giving 
  6. Leadership 
  7. Mercy 

1 Corinthians 12:8-10 

  1. Word of wisdom 
  2. Word of knowledge 
  3. Faith 
  4. Gifts of healings 
  5. Miracles 
  6. Prophecy 
  7. Distinguishing between spirits 
  8. Tongues
  9. Interpretation of tongues 

1 Corinthians 12:28-30 

  1. Apostle
  2. Prophet 
  3. Teacher 
  4. Miracles 
  5. Kinds of healings 
  6. Helps 
  7. Administration 
  8. Tongues 

Ephesians 4:11 

  1. Apostle 
  2. Prophet 
  3. Evangelist 
  4. Pastor 
  5. Teacher 

1 Peter 4:11 

  1. Whoever speaks 
  2. Whoever renders service 

Here is a full list of gifts outlined in scripture- it is not exhaustive: 

Administration 

Luke 14:28-30Acts 6:1-71 Corinthians 12:28 

Apostleship 

Acts 15:22-351 Corinthians 12:282 Corinthians 12:12Galatians 2:7-10Ephesians 4:11-14 

Craftsmanship 

Exodus 30:2231:3-112 Chronicles 34:9-13Acts 18:2-3 

 Discernment 

Matthew 16:21-23Acts 5:1-1116:16-181 Corinthians 12:101 John 4:1-6 

Evangelism 

Acts 8:5-68:26-4014:2121:8Ephesians 4:11-14 

Exhortation 

Acts 14:22Romans 12:81 Timothy 4:13Hebrews 10:24-25 

Faith 

Acts 11:22-24Romans 4:18-211 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11  

Giving 

Mark 12:41-44Romans 12:82 Corinthians 8:1-79:2-7 65 

Healing 

Acts 3:1-109:32-3528:7-101 Corinthians 12:928 

Helps 

Mark 15:40-41Acts 9:36Romans 16:1-21 Corinthians 12:28  

Hospitality 

Acts 16:14-15Romans 12:1316:23Hebrews 13:1-21 Peter 4:9 

Intercession 

Hebrews 7:25Colossians 1:9-124:12-13James 5:14-16 

Word of Knowledge 

Acts 5:1-111 Corinthians 12:8Colossians 2:2-3  

Leadership 

Romans 12:81 Timothy 3:1-135:17Hebrews 13:17 

Mercy 

Matthew 9:35-36Mark 9:41Romans 12:8 

Miracles 

Acts 9:36-4219:11-1220:7-12Romans 15:18-191 Corinthians 12:1028 

Pastor/Shepherd 

John 10:1-18Ephesians 4:11-141 Timothy 3:1-71 Peter 5:1-3 

Prophecy 

Acts 2:37-407:51-5326:24-291 Corinthians 14:1-41 Thessalonians 1:5  

Service 

Acts 6:1-7Romans 12:7Galatians 6:101 Timothy 1:16-18Titus 3:14 

Teaching 

Acts 18:24-2820:20-211 Corinthians 12:28Ephesians 4:11-14 

Tongues (and Interpretation) 

Acts 2:1-131 Corinthians 12:1014:1-14 

Word of Wisdom 

Acts 6:3,101 Corinthians 2:6-1312:8  

What gifts do you take care of? 

Which gifts have you been given by the Spirit to bless and empower the body of Christ with?  

Living in the gifts should not only be done in unity but it should further bring unity 

Spiritual gifts without the fruit of the Spirit are dangerous as there is no spiritual maturity and it will manifest  

E.g. If I have the gift of prophecy, or word of wisdom, or word of knowledge without love or self-control, I may choose not to share that which has been revealed to me if it is something  that will benefit someone in a way that I feel I should have or am entitled to instead. I could allow envy, jealousy or bitterness or even fear to hold back that which the Lord wants to bless someone with. I could hinder someone’s breakthrough. 

I will speak in tongues and it won’t edify anyone, not even me, as it’s not coming from a true heart 

I may prophe (lie) 

I may only evangelise to people who I like or who are like me 

I may teach only on the things that I think people need to know 

I may use the gift of healing only for personal gain and to manipulate people 

I may only want to serve and offer pastoral care to those who I like 

When you are operating in the gifts correctly, you show maturity in Christ, and it is all about God’s will, not ours. We see and experience true transformation through the gifts. 

Understanding what you have and who has given it will fuel the way in which you take care of it and use it 

Every gift you receive must be utilised responsibly.  

Ultimately, gifts of the Spirit are to make us fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ. 

We should desire prophecy over all gifts  

Relationship with God is the centre and purpose of the gifts.