1 Corinthians 12 Study Guide

Reflection Questions

  1. What are spiritual gifts? Are they special talents and skills? Can anything be included like fixing computer skill or good singing ability skill?
  2. What is the purpose of these gifts? What are we to use them for?
  3. Why do some people have certain gifts of the Spirit, while other people have different gifts?
  4. How does jealousy, discontentedness, and disunity happen as it pertains to spiritual gifts? How do we prevent this from happening to us?
  5. What does this chapter say to those who undervalue their gifts? How about those who overvalue their gifts?
  6. At the end of this chapter, Paul says, “And yet I will show you the most excellent way.” He is referring to love, which he goes into detail about in chapter 13. What makes love so vital as it pertains to our attitude toward and use of spiritual gifts?

Memory Verse

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”—1 Corinthians 12:12-14 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Thank You Father for sending us Your Son and the Holy Spirit to be our helper, our guide, and our advocate. Thank You for the gifts that You have given us. Help us to celebrate the differences we see in other believers and also rejoice in the similarities we have with You as our Lord. As I use my gifts, help those who don’t yet know You see a glimpse of Your character and nature. Amen.

This Week

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About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.