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The Context of Spiritual Gifts

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Theme: The Context of Spiritual Gifts

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  • For more thoughts on the unity and interdependence of diverse parts, read Ephesians 4:11-16. In these verses…
    • What are a few benefits that the church enjoys because of God’s design for his church?
    • What are a few of the obligations that you as a believer have to the church?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 to prepare for next week.
The Foundation of Spiritual Gifts

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Theme: The Foundation of Spiritual Gifts

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  • Why do the lists of gifts differ? (from Romans 12:6-8 to 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 to 12:28-30)
  • Do you know of any texts in the New Testament that detail the pursuit of discovering your spiritual gift?
  • So what do we know about spiritual gifts that is more important than WHAT the gifts are and HOW to know which ones I have?
The Voice of the Ocean

Text: Psalm 98:7

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• Look back over the outline; which point seems to be the loudest voice to your life right now?

• Read Psalm 146. Verses 3&4 remind us not to trust in man; verse 5 steers our trust to God and links the reasoning to God’s creation of the sea and everything in it. And then says that God’s faithfulness through the lens of the sea.

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The Local Church and Foreign Missions

Text: Acts 14:24-28

Theme: A Missions Update: Then and Now

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  • Go back and read of Paul’s calling to a ministry among the Gentiles: Acts 9:1-16
  • In Acts 13:1-3 you can find a description of what is meant in 14:26 by “commended to the grace of God”.
  • Read Acts 14 and make a list of hight’s and low’s that characterize Paul’s missionary work. How might this help you pray for missionaries today?
What is the Lord's Supper?

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Theme: What is the Lord's Supper?

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  • Make sure you are clear that Jesus’ bones were not broken: Exodus 12:46; Psalm 22:14, 17; John 19:33, 36
  • Consider some passages that unfold the new covenant:
    • The pattern of the old in Exodus 24:1-8
    • The promise of the new in Jeremiah 31:31-34
    • The better, new covenant in Hebrews 7:22; all of chapter 8; 9:13-18; 10:14-18
When Gathering Goes Wrong

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22

Theme: When gathering causes more harm than good

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  • What methods have you experienced in partaking of the Lord's Supper? Do you feel there are advantages or disadvantages to various methods?
  • How do you intentionally seek to build unity in the church? How have you experienced disunity?
  • Does worship ever become more about you and your preferences than God and his? How so?

Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. ~ 1 Corinthians 11:22

Hair, Hats, and Headship: Part 2

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Theme: Hair, Hats, and Headship

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  • Do “dress codes” matter? How? When? Why?
  • What are some 21st century ways for Christians to demonstrate biblical headship and submission?
  • Bonus question: Read 1 Corinthians 11:5 and then read 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. How can these both be true and without contradiction? (Hint: start with the context.) We will examine this when we get to chapter 14 in our study.
Hair, Hats, and Headship

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Theme: Hair, Hats, and Headship

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  • Do “dress codes” matter? How? When? Why?
  • What are some 21st century ways for Christians to demonstrate biblical headship and submission?
  • Bonus question: Read 1 Corinthians 11:5 and then read 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. How can these both be true and without contradiction? (Hint: start with the context.) We will examine this when we get to chapter 14 in our study.
Hope on the Emmaus Road

Text: Luke 24:13-48

Theme: Hope on the Road to Emmaus

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  • Examine Luke 24:25-27 and 32 and 44-47. What does it tell us about the written Word, that the risen Christ would rely on its teaching to make the case for his resurrection?
  • What is the significance of v.34’s mention of Simon? (Answer: 1 Cor 15:1-5; Luke 22:54-62; John 21:15-23)
  • How would you explain v.41’s phrase disbelieved for joy?

“Jesus himself drew near and went with them” ~ Luke 24:15

The Christian Liberty Conclusion

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 & 11:1

Theme: Christian Liberty and the Glory of God

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  • Memorize 1 Corinthians 10:31 and commit to saying it every morning this week. See how God uses this verse to help you act and respond rightly.
  • What does Paul mean in 1 Cor 10:33 when he says, “I try to please everyone in everything”? Study the immediate context of v.33, the near context of ch 9:19-23, and other NT passages: Gal 1:8-10; 1 Cor 1:23; 1 Thess 2:4