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Spiritual Gifts

Key Scripture

 1 Corinthians 14:1 “Follow the way of love, and eagerly desire spiritual gifts”

 

 

Week 1

 

Welcome, Worship, Prayer

 

Icebreaker – What do you think about the Bible verse that says we must eagerly desire spiritual gifts?

 

Share a brief testimony with your Life Group of your own journey regarding the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Allow some of the others in the group to share their testimonies.   

 

Show DVD Teaching – Spiritual Gifts by Bill Hybels (Stop the teaching when he starts to talk about whispers and promptings … you can show that to your group at a later stage)

 

Handout the documents to your Life Group and work through pages 36-42 together.

 

Ask them to complete the Spiritual Gifts assessment (Pg55-63) at home and bring it with them next week. 

(P.S. Show them the page at the back of their handout that they can use to capture their scores.  Remind them to be really honest with the scoring.  The more accurately they answer the questions, the clearer and more helpful the outcome will be.)

 

Remind them to bring their handouts to Life Group next week.

 

 

Week 2

 

Welcome, Worship, Prayer

 

Icebreaker - Check in with the group.  How are they finding the spiritual gifts discovery process so far?

 

Work through the matching exercise on pages 43-51

 

Feedback on Spiritual Gifts assessment.  Allow each person to share their top 3 gifts.  Just brief feedback.  Mention that we will be delving into each gift in more detail in the coming weeks.

 

Read through page 52 together – What spiritual gifts are not.

 

Show the video clip of Reinhard Bonke speaking on Spiritual gifts. 

 

 

Week 3

 

Welcome, Worship, Prayer

 

Icebreaker – Each person to share one thing that has stood out for them so far regarding Spiritual Gifts.

 

For context mention that we will be working through each of the Spiritual gifts. Encourage them to not only focus on their Spiritual gifts but encourage deep and active listening as others share about their gifts.  When we as a church understand one another’s different gifts and callings we can celebrate one another and work together as a body in extending God’s Kingdom. 

 

Work through pages 73-78 together.  Ask someone with the gift highlighted to read the page.

 

Gifts to be discussed this week:

-          Administration

-          Apostleship

-          Craftsmanship

-          Creative Communication

-          Encouragement

 

When discussing each gift, ask those with that specific gift to share their experiences of the gift in their lives. 

 

Prayer time

Ask those with any of these gifts mentioned to stand.  Pray a prayer over them for their gift to be developed and deployed in greater ways. 

 

 

Week 4

 

Welcome, Worship, Prayer

 

Icebreaker – Ask someone in the group to share a testimony.

 

Work through pages 79-84 together.  Ask someone with the gift highlighted to read the page.

 

Gifts to be discussed this week:

-          Evangelism

-          Faith

-          Giving

-          Healing

-          Helps

-          Hospitality

 

When discussing each gift, ask those with that specific gift to share their experiences of the gift in their lives. 

 

Prayer time

Ask those with any of these gifts mentioned to stand.  Pray a prayer over them for their gift to be developed and deployed in greater ways. 

 

 

 

Week 5

 

Welcome, Worship, Prayer

 

Icebreaker – Read 1 Corinthians 12:14-18. Which gift are you glad someone else has been given?

 

Work through pages 85-90 together.  Ask someone with the gift highlighted to read the page.

 

Gifts to be discussed this week:

-          Intercession

-          Interpretation

-          Word of Knowledge

-          Leadership

-          Mercy

-          Miracles

 

When discussing each gift, ask those with that specific gift to share their experiences of the gift in their lives. 

 

Prayer time

Ask those with any of these gifts mentioned to stand.  Pray a prayer over them for their gift to be developed and deployed in greater ways. 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

Welcome, Worship, Prayer

 

Icebreaker – What is the Lord stirring in your heart regarding Spiritual Gifts?

 

Work through pages 91-95 together.  Ask someone with the gift highlighted to read the page.

 

Gifts to be discussed this week:

-          Prophecy

-          Shepherding

-          Teaching

-          Tongues

-          Word of Wisdom

 

When discussing each gift, ask those with that specific gift to share their experiences of the gift in their lives. 

 

Prayer time

Ask those with any of these gifts mentioned to stand.  Pray a prayer over them for their gift to be developed and deployed in greater ways. 

 

 

 

 

Week 7

 

Welcome, Worship, Prayer

 

Icebreaker – Gifts in Action.  How can we use our gifts in our day to day lives?

 

Show Video Clip by Bill Hybels – Just walk across the room (36 minutes long)

 

Discuss the video clip

 

Pray for each other, for opportunities to walk across the room and reach out to others with Christ’s love.

 

End off the series by reading 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 in three different versions of the Bible.  Some suggestions -  NKJV, Amplified, Living, Message.

 

Link the attributes of love with the Kingdom heart needed to walk across the room and talk to someone.

 

Conclude with 1 Corinthians 14:1 “Follow the way of LOVE, and eagerly desire SPIRITUAL GIFTS.”

 

Closing Prayer

 

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