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1 Corinthians Part 2Lesson #12Chapter 12:1-11
Please read all of chapter 12 before beginning your lesson. Ask the Lord for wisdom to study His livingWord.
1.Verse 1 opens the chapter for us with these words,
Now concerning spiritual gifts.
The word“gifts” is supplied by the translators for clarity, but literally it reads,
Now concerning spirituals
. Itmight be better understood by saying, “Now concerning spiritual things, or spiritual matters.”What is the purpose of this chapter according to verse 1?2.In order to enlighten the Corinthians, what topic does Paul tackle first? See verse 2. What do youlearn about the Corinthians in verse 2?3.What does Paul make known to the Corinthians in verse 3?4.What is the connection between verses 2 and 3 (note the
)?5.And now, here's the million-dollar question: What's the connection between spiritual gifts andPaul's comments in verses 2-3? What misconceptions did the Corinthians seem to have aboutspiritual gifts? See also Matt. 6:16-17; Jn. 4:24; 1 Cor. 14:37-38; 1 Jn. 4:2-3.
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