The Gift of Diversity
God has created a diverse body of believers and has gifted each one of us to serve the greater good. Today Pastor Ryan teaches that “Every Spiritual Gift and Every Believer are from God for Our Good” in 1 Corinthians 12:1-26.
Share any new ways you understood and shared in the Lord’s Supper this past week.
What stood out to you most today?
Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
How do the spiritual gifts reflect God himself? Why did he give them?
How have you experienced spiritual gifts in your own life? In the life of the church? Why is this such a great gift from God?
Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
Why is the diversity of members of the body of Christ so important? Why did God make it this way?
What does it mean to give great honor to some parts of the body? How does this practically play out in our church?
How have you experienced the care of other members of the body of Christ? How can you give special care to others?
Take a moment and ask God how he wants you to respond. Are there heart motivations for gifts that need to change? Is there a person God is bringing to your mind that needs to be cared for? Make a plan for action this week.