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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture - Lesson III

Miscellaneous Gifts

Redemptive suffering (martyrdom), Celibacy, Poverty, Intercession, Hospitality     

Redemptive suffering (martyrdom)

SG Redemptive suffering

Catechism 852, 1173, 1435, 2473, 2506,2648

Rev 2:10, 7:9-17   Ac 7:54-8:2
1. What good came of Stephen's martyrdom?

Mt 5:10-12, Mk 13:9-13, Lk 6:22-23, Lk 9:23-26, Lk 21:12-19
2. (a) How and where do Christians face persecution now?  Martyrdom?

(b) How can we prepare for persecution?  Martyrdom?

2Cor 1:3-7, Col 1:24, Phil 3:7-14, 1Pet 2:19-21
3. What benefits can come from suffering?
 

Celibacy

SG Celibacy

Catechism 915, 1579, 2345, 2337, 2339, 2348, 2349, 2518

Mt 19:10-12, 1Cor 7:32-35
4. (a) What is celibacy?

    (b) What is the difference, if any, between celibacy and chastity?

5. Who is called to celibacy?  to chastity?

6. What are the benefits of celibacy or chastity?
 

Poverty  

SG Gospel Poverty

Catechism 520, 2053, 2544, 2545, 2546

Mt 6:19-21, Lk 14:33,  Mk 10:17-27, Lk 12:32-34,  Lk19:8-10, Ac 4:32-37,5:1-4
7. Are we all called to sell all our possessions? Why or why not?
 

Lk 6:20,24-25
8. How can it be a blessing to be poor?
 

Mt5:3,  Lk 18:24-27,  Lk 12:13-21,  Lk 18:9-14
9. What does it mean to be poor in spirit?
 

Intercession   

SG Intercession 

Catechism 2098, 2577, 2584, 2634, 2635-36, 2644 & 2647

 Ex 32:11-14, Lk 18:1-8, Col 1:9-12, 1Tim 2:1-2
10. What is intercession?
 

11. For whom do you feel called to intercede?
 
 

Hospitality

SG Hospitality 

Catechism 1654, 1971, 2571,

Heb13:1-2, Rm 12:13, Gen 18:1-7, 1Pet 4:9-11
12. What is hospitality?

13. How can you offer hospitality?

"Hospitality provides the context for developing Christian community"(SG)
14. What is meant by "Christian community"?

15. How can you help develop Christian Community?
 

Suggested answers.
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