“Spiritual Gifts and the Gift of Generosity”

1 Corinthians 12:1-12

 

1 Brothers and sisters, I don’t want you to be ignorant about spiritual gifts.  You know that when you were Gentiles you were often misled by false gods that can’t even speak.   3 So I want to make it clear to you that no one says, “Jesus is cursed!” when speaking by God’s Spirit, and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.   4 There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; 5 and there are different ministries and the same Lord; 6 and there are different activities but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.  7 A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person for the common good.  8 A word of wisdom is given by the Spirit to one person, a word of knowledge to another according to the same Spirit, 9 faith to still another by the same Spirit, gifts of healing to another in the one Spirit, 10 performance of miracles to another, prophecy to another, the ability to tell spirits apart to another, different kinds of tongues to another, and the interpretation of the tongues to another.  11 All these things are produced by the one and same Spirit who gives what he wants to each person.  12 Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many.