13 Mar Sunday School Notes: February 3, 2018
THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR HELPER
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Intro: We have been studying how the Holy Spirit who is in us as believers helps us and guides us. He helps us by giving us Spiritual gifts in addition to our natural gifts and abilities.
1 Cor. 12:1, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:” (NKJV)
Rom. 12:6, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them” (NKJV)
- THE REASON MANY COUPLES ARE NOT HAPPILY MARRIED IS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER IS THE WAY HE OR SHE IS.
- THE REASON WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND OUR CHILDREN, OUR FRIENDS, OUR FELLOW CHURCH MEMBERS IS BECAUSE WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ARE LIKE THEY ARE.
III. WHEN WE DO A STUDY OF THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT IT WILL HELP US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE LIKE THEY ARE.
- Now understanding how God has motivated your spouse may not help you like them any better, but at least you will understand BETTER.
- Our spiritual motivational gift causes us to act and respond the way we do.
- Let’s get deeper into this subject but first we need to be reminded of some Biblical facts.
- GOD GIVES US OUR GIFTS (abilities).
Rom. 12:6, “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.” (TLB)
- EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE GOD HAS MADE THEM THAT
- YET, WE ARE ONE BODY AS MARRIED COUPLES.
Eph. 5:31, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I
speak concerning Christ and the church.” (NKJV)
- WE ARE ONE BODY AS CHRISTIANS.
Rom. 12:4‑5, “Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s
body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for
we each have different work to do. So, we belong to each other, and each needs all
the others.” (TLB)
- DETERMINING HOW YOU ARE MOTIVATED WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND
- LETS DETERMINE HOW YOU ARE MOTIVATED.
- FROM ROM.12, THERE SEEMS TO BE SEVEN MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS.
Rom. 12:6-8, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given
to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion
of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth,
on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do
it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy,
with cheerfulness.” (KJV)
- PROPHECY – This motivational gift causes a person to be more prone to tell what problems you will have if you do something and are more
prone to tell you why you have a problem.
- MINISTRY (SERVING) ‑‑‑This motivational gift causes a person to be more
prone to want to help people who have a need and
assistant them. These people make good volunteers
to help people and projects.
- TEACHING —This motivation gift causes a person to be more prone not just to
tell people what they did wrong but to take the time to teach them
how to do it right.
- EXHORTETH— This motivational gift causes a person to be more prone to
encourage others to do what they ought to do.
- GIVING —This motivational gift causes a person to be more prone to give a
person what they need to help with their problem.
- RULING— This motivational gift causes a person to be more prone to take charge.
They are able to get things organized, deal with the problems, and go
on to something else.
- MERCY —This motivational gift causes a person to be more prone to feel sorry
for people who are having problems. This gift causes them to listen
more to the person’s problems and comfort them with words of
- FROM THE BIBLE WE LEARN:
- Even though our motivational gift may not be mercy, we are commanded to merciful.
Luke 6:36, “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.” (KJV)
- Even though our motivational gift may not be giving, we are commanded to be giving.
1 John 3:17, “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts
up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?” (NKJV)
- Even though our motivational gift may not be serving, we are commanded to serve.
Gal. 5:13, “…by love serve one another.” (KJV)
THIS WEEK DISCUSS THIS SUBJECT WITH YOUR SPOUSE AND HELP EACH
OTHER TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR PRIMARY MOTIVATION IS.