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                                  FIRST CORINTHIANS 12
Ignorant – means to be uneducated/not informed/to have a lack of knowledge
-we come up with our own thoughts
-we must study and read the Bible when it comes to the spirituals 1 John 2:24-27
verse 2 – YOU WERE – this refers to when they were unsaved
-the spirituals helped in bringing them to Jesus Christ
-the spirituals are to help get people saved
verse 3 – Verse 3 speaks about putting the Lord down or lifting Him up
***When something is from the Lord, is lifts people up
-this is the same for the spirituals – 1 Corinthians 14:3-4
verses 4-6 – the Trinity is in these verses
v4 – Holy Spirit
v5 – Lord – Jesus
v6 – God – the Father
Trinity verses: Matthew 3:13-17 & Genesis 2:26
        ***Verses 4-6 speaks of 2 Things:
(1.) v4 – Diversities — Varieties — Different Kinds
-these are the different gifts and areas where we can serve
(2.) v4 – Distribution
-the Holy Spirit distributes the gifts to each believer
***Never compare yourself with others
***Discover what you are not as well as what you are
***There are differences of Ministries
-Ministries means service – we are called to serve
-serving speaks of doing something for someone else
verse 6 – There are a variety of activities and operations
-this is different visions and flavors of ministry
-they all need to follow the Bible and the book of Acts
Verses 4-6 – the Trinity is the same yesterday, today and forever
verse 7 – The word MANIFESTATION means to benefit people
             – The word MANIFESTATION speaks of going public
Verses 8-11 – A list of the 9 spirituals
Verse 11 – 4 points about the Holy Spirit
1. There is only one Holy Spirit – Eph 4:4-6
2. He is the same Holy Spirit – Heb 13:8
3. The Hol;y Spirit is always moving – v11
working – is energy, activity and being alive
4. The Holy Spirit distributes the 9 spirituals
-no believer possesses any of the 9 spirituals
-the Holy Spirit determines who is used with the 9 spirituals
-1 Corinthians 12:10 – This speaks of the 9 spirituals and not the gift of tongues we get when we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit
v12 – the church is compared to a human body and both have many members
Verse 13 – There is only one true Holy Spirit
2 Cor 11:3-4, 13-15 — there are different and false spirits