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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture - Lesson 1

The Holy Spirit and His gifts

Jn 14:15-17, 16:5-15, 20:19-23; Acts 1:7-8, 2:1-11,14-21, 10:34- 38,44-48; 1 Cor 12:1-11; Gal 5:22-25

Seeking the Gifts introduction

Catechism 685-86, 692-93, 731-32, 797-98, 1241, 1287-89,

Catechism 768, 791, 798-801, 819, 864, 951, 1226, 1266, 1303, 1692, 2003

Catechism 1832

1. (a) Who is the Holy Spirit?

(b) The Holy Spirit is described both as a gift and as a giver of gifts. What does this mean?

2. (a) When did the apostles receive the Holy Spirit?

(b) When do Christians receive the Holy Spirit?

(c) Is there a difference between receiving the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit?

3. For what purpose does He give His gifts?

4. Why should we seek the gifts of the Spirit?

5. What is the difference between the gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit?


I. B. Questions to think about during the study & consider at the end:

1. What gifts do we see or not see active in our present day churches?

2. Why do we not see all of the gifts of the Spirit active in our churches?

3. What keeps us from accepting gifts of the Holy spirit?

4. How are spiritual gifts different from talents or natural gifts we have?

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