Pt. 5
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I
would not have you ignorant.” 1 Cor. 12:1
“And by the hands of the apostles were many signs
and wonders wrought among the people; (and they
were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.”
Acts 5:12
Acts 3:1-7 Peter healed a man lame from birth
Acts 6:1-8 - Apostles gave a gift to others
- Stephen did “great wonders and miracles”
Acts 19:6 "And when Paul had laid his hands upon
them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake
with tongues, and prophesied.“
2 Tim. 1:6 "Wherefore I put thee in remembrance
that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by
the putting on of my hands."
Acts 8:4- 25
Philip in Samaria - converted Simon
Peter and John came from Jerusalem and laid
hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit
18. And when Simon saw that through the laying on
of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he
offered them money,
19. saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone
on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
1 Cor. 12:4-11
Nine Gifts are listed - Three Groups of Gifts
1. Intellectual Powers
(1) “Word of Wisdom”
(2) “Word of Knowledge”
(3) “Faith”
2. Exhibit faith of one who possesses gift
(4) “Gifts of healing”
(5) “Working of miracles” 3. Gifts of Tongues
(6) “Prophecy”
(8) “Various tongues”
(7) “Discerning of Spirits”
(9) “Interpretation of
Mark 16:20 "And they went forth, and preached
every where, the Lord working with [them], and
confirming the word with signs following. Amen."
Romans 1:11 "For I long to see you, that I may
impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye
may be established;"
1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never fails. But whether
there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there
are tongues, they will cease; whether there is
knowledge, it will vanish away.”
1Cor. 13:9 “For we know in part and we prophesy in
part. 10. But when that which is perfect has come,
then that which is in part will be done away.”
“In Part”
Time of miraculous gifts
Eph. 4:8-12
Temporary system for early church
v. 13 “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and
of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a
perfect man.”
“That which is perfect”
Second Coming of Christ
Completion of Revelation
Why did Paul not say:
“But when Christ is come”
“perfect” - full, complete,
Jas.1:25 “perfect law of
Eph.4:13 “till we all come
in the unity of the faith”
In part state now
Col.2:10 “Ye are
complete in him”
“perfect law of liberty” describes the gospel revealed
Now the Spirit works through the word to accomplish
his work.
The Spirit: sanctifies, convicts, saves and continues
to exert power
When God’s word was completed then the signs
were no longer needed.
The church is older than the New Testament
Heb. 2:1-4 - in early years they needed the gifts to
confirm the message.
These gifts were given by laying on of the hands of
the apostles.
These gifts would last only until the death of the last
apostle and the death of the last person upon whom
the apostles laid their hands.
Some today claim that they are speaking in tongues.
In the first century tongues meant “languages”
Today it is gibberish and noise. Not an intelligent
“…whether there be tongues, they shall cease…”
1 Cor. 13:8
1. Spirit with Measure = Christ
2. Baptism of Holy Spirit = Apostles
3. Gifts of the Holy Spirit = 1 Cor. 12
4. Ordinary - Indwelling of Holy Spirit
Sermon by Arthur Pigman
Evans Church of Christ
515 Gibbs Road
Evans, Ga. 30809
Sunday Evening
June 3, 2012