Series ‘The Holy Spirit and His Gifts’

Desire The Gifts

Saturday May 13, 2023

Earnestly desire the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are spiritual and are
given as God wills, but they will not happen unless a believer earnestly
desires them. Love is the better way to enter into the gifts. These gifts have
not passed away. Can I imagine myself operating in the gifts of the Spirit?
There were words of encouragement given by members of the congregation.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12, 13, and 14:1, 39.

Differing Gifts and Ministries

Saturday May 20, 2023

Text: 1 Corinthians 12. Pastor Syd reviewed and expounded on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Are you desiring to move in the gifts? Are you imagining and meditating on the gifts? Pastor Syd delineated the gifts, the ministries, and the operations (activities, workings) of the gifts of the Spirit. He explained about submitting to good government (Romans 13:1-4). There are also the five-fold ministry gifts. All gifts of the Spirit are given as the Holy Spirit wills, and they are for God’s glory (1 Peter 4:10-11). All parts of the body are needed.

Word Of Wisdom and Word of Knowledge

Saturday June 10, 2023

Pastor Syd taught on the gifts of the Spirit, the revelation, the power, and the speaking gifts. He focused on the revelation gifts (word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and discerning of spirits) and gave Biblical examples of each, as well as his personal ones. Scriptures: 1 Cor. 12:1-11; John 4:7-18; Mark 11:12-13; Acts 5:1-6; Acts 9:10-19; Acts 10:19-21; Acts 11:27; Acts 16:27; Acts 21:10-11; Acts 27:9-10, 21-26.

Discerning Of Spirits

Saturday June 17, 2023

Pastor Syd expounded on the spiritual gift of “discerning of spirits.” He defined it and gave Biblical examples of it, some in connection with the other gifts. Scriptures: 1 Cor. 12:1-11; Revelations1:1-20; Acts 7:54-60; 8:26, 29; 9:1-19; 10:1-20; 12:1-17; 13:4-12, 16; 16:16-18; 27:9-26; and Hebrews 13:2. There were various testimonies.

3 Power Gifts

Saturday June 24, 2023

Pastor Syd taught on the gifts of healings found in 1 Corinthians 12. Sometimes God heals through a believer with the gift of healing (Acts 28:1-10), and sometimes through the person’s faith to be healed (Acts 14:8-10). Preaching the Gospel provides an atmosphere for healing and miracles, as well as a person’s obedience and being moved with compassion. Other Scriptures: Acts 8:1-7; Mark 16:15-20; Matthew 20:29-34.

Power Gifts

Saturday July 8, 2023

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. Pastor Syd continued his sermons on the gifts of the Spirit, featuring the power gift, specifically the gift of special or wonder-working faith. He explained the four types of faith: salvation faith, common faith, fruit of faith, and special faith. Special faith is only as God wills and is to accomplish a special purpose. It takes a person’s yielding to Holy Spirit. He then gave examples of special faith from the Bible and his experience. Scriptures: Hebrews 11:1; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 1:4; Romans 12:3; Mark 11:24; Mark 4:40; Romans 4:19; 1 Timothy 1:5; Romans 4:20; Matthew 8:10; Acts 6:5; James 2:22; 1 John 5:4; 1 Timothy 1:19; Galatians 5:23-24; Acts 3:1-16; John 5:19; Acts 9:32-43; 1 Kings 17:1-16.


Saturday July 15, 2023

Pastor Josh Shuman taught on the unity of the Body of Christ. The gifts of the Spirit flow more freely in unity. Unity is so the world may believe in Jesus, and this unity starts with the marriage. Josh expounds on how to walk out your calling and your love walk. Do I want God to treat me like I treat others? Just because something is true does not mean you need to say it. He gave examples of unity and the importance of oneness in the Word. Scriptures: 1 Cor. 12:12; John 17:11-23; John 13:35; Eph. 4:1-3; Phil. 2:2-4; Titus 3:2, 9-11; Philemon 8-19; Acts 23:1-5; Gen. 11:5-6; Luke 22:41-42; 2 Chron. 5:13-14; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 4:23-31; Acts 5:12-16; Ps. 133.

The Working of Miracles

Saturday July 22, 2023

Pastor Syd continued his sermons on the Gifts of the Spirit, teaching on the working of miracles. He defines “miracles” as the demonstration of the power of God, workings of mighty deeds, and producing conditions that override and suspend the laws of nature. He gave Scriptural examples of the working of miracles. Scriptures: 1 Cor. 12:1-11; Heb. 2:3-4; 2 Cor. 12:12; Rom. 15:17-19; 2 Kings 2:8ff; 2 Kings 4:38ff; 2 Kings 4:42-44; 2 Kings 6:1-7; John 2:1-12; Luke 7:11-17; Acts 4:33; Acts 5:12; Acts 8:4.

3 Speaking Gifts

Saturday September 2, 2023

Scripture text: 1 Corinthians 12 and 14. Pastor Syd taught on the speaking gifts of the Spirit: tongues, interpretation of tongues, and prophecy. There are three kinds of tongues: tongues to God, messages to people through interpretation, and sign tongues, like on the day of Pentecost. He explained the controversial text of 1 Corinthians 14:34-36. Other Scriptures: Acts 21:8-11; Isaiah 28:11-12; Jude 20; Acts 2; Ephesians 6:18; Ephesians 5:17-20.


Saturday September 16, 2023

Accompanying the gifts of the Spirit is persecution. Biblical suffering is promised either from persecution or from God’s discipline, which is never in the form of sickness, disease, or infirmity. Using many Scriptures, Pastor Syd explains how persecution followed the apostles’ preaching and ministering. We are to resist and fight persecution with our mouths. Pastor Syd expounds on “Paul’s thorn in the flesh.” There is deliverance and reward for persecution. Beware: Persecution can come from fellow Christians!