THE GIFT AND GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

I. The gift of the Holy Spirit

  1. the gift (dorea) which is the Spirit
    Acts 2:38-39 -- receieve the gift of the Holy Spirit
    1. the gift
      Acts 10:44-45 -- gift of Holy Spirit poured out
      Acts 5:32 -- Holy Spirit whom God has given
    2. the promise
      Luke 24:49 -- "I send the promise of my Father"
      Acts 1:4 -- wait for the promise of the Father
      Acts 2:16-17 -- "I will pour out my Spirit"
      Acts 2:33 -- the promise of the Spirit poured out
  2. not eternal life nor speaking in tongues, but Spirit
    1. speaking in tongues
      Acts 2:4 -- as the Spirit gave them utterance
      Acts 2:6 -- each heard speaking in own language
      Acts 10:46 -- speaking in tongues and praising God
    2. all baptized pentitent believers have gift of Spirit
      Rom. 8:9 -- not have the Spirit of Christ, not belong to Him

II. The gifts of the Holy Spirit

  1. the gifts (charismata) that the Spirit gives
    1 Cor. 12:4-11 -- varieties of gifts
    1 Cor. 12:28-30 -- all do not have any single gift
    Rom. 12:6-8 -- use gifts that differ
    1 Pet. 4:10-11 -- employ gift for one another
  2. the ministries Christ gives to the church
    Eph. 4:11-14 -- gifts were ministries to equip the saints
  3. cessation of gifts
    1 Cor. 13:8-12 -- when completion comes

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