This New Life Lesson 4  The Gifts of the Spirit

1.  Where in the Bible do I find the Gifts of the Spirit? 

             p 42 I Cor 12:7-11 Have someone read scripture.

7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,

9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,

10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.

2. What are the Gifts of the Spirit?  1. Word of wisdom, 2. Word of knowledge, 3. Gift of Faith, 4. Gifts of Healing, 5.  Working of Miracles, 6. Gift of Prophecy, 7. Discerning of spirits, 8. Gift of tongues, 9. Interpretation of tongues.


Spiritual Gifts

Wisdom Knowledge Discernment Revelation Gifts
Faith Healings Miracles Power Gifts
Prophecy Diverse Tongues Interpretation inspirational or vocal Gifts


These are supernatural gifts of the Spirit given to the believers to minister to one another.  These are separate from man's natural abilities, talents, and education. 

Watch Holy Spirit 10min video

3.  What is a Word of Wisdom?

Category Revelation Gift
Definitions Seeing life from God's perspective.
Examples Paul before the council (Acts 23:6)

Jesus' answer to the question regarding taxes (Matthew 22:15-22)

The temptation of Jesus (Luke 4:1-14)

What is a Word of Knowledge?

Category Revelation Gift
Definition The supernatural comprehension of Christ and His Word.
Examples Noah building the Ark. (Genesis 6:14-22)

Joshua knowing about Achan's sin.
(Joshua 7:10-11)

Elisha knowing that Gehazi lied to Naaman.
(II Kings 5:20-27)

they are a supernatural imparting of knowledge or wisdom to the recipient by the Holy Spirit.  One example that would illustrate this interpretation is an incident involving noted nineteenth century evangelist Charles Spurgeon. 

While preaching at Exeter Hall in London, he once interrupted his sermon, pointed in a particular direction, and said, “Young man, those gloves you are wearing have not been paid for: you have stolen them from your employer.”  Spurgeon was apparently right about this (in spite of having no personal knowledge of the young man), and the person in question was taken aback and convicted by the Holy Spirit for his sin.  This story relates a revelatory, spontaneous impartation of knowledge that could not otherwise be known. 


Let's shift gears and write a constructive response in our notes.

Answer the question in a 5 sentence constructive response format.

1.   Choose a revelation gift.  Which revelation gift do you see God using through you. How? When? Where?    Use a first person narrative

Here are the parts you need to include in a constructed-response answer:
  1. Restatement. Don't just copy the question; restate the question in your answer. ...
  2. Answer. Answer all parts of the question. ...
  3. Evidence. Cite the proof for your answer. ...
  4. Analysis. This is where you're going to explain your choice of evidence. ...
  5. Conclusion
Number and left justified each sentence and skip a line.





4.  What is the Gift of Faith?

Category Power Gift
Definition Function on the behalf of the believer to perform something impossible by ordinary human efforts. God intervenes with His sovereignity and glory to work this miracle for us.
Examples While in Pharaoh's court, Moses laid down his and it turned into an adder and then changed back into a staff.

Healing of a man afflicted with leprosy (Matthew 8:1-3)

Healing of the crippled man by the Pool of Bethesda (John 9:1-7).

Judgment upon a sorcerer
(Acts 16:16-18)


The gift of faith involves a prompting from God to trust Him for the supernatural, to continue even when there are difficult circumstances.

5.  What is the Gifts of Healing? 

Category Power Gift
Definition Removing diseases from the spirit, soul, and body.
Example Elisha telling Naaman the Syrian to dip seven times in the water to rid himself of leprosy.

God, in response to prayers, or laying on of hands, supernaturally does heal people

6. What is the Working of Miracles?  God moves to heal or do something miraculous.

Category Power Gift
Definition Natural or supernatural events with precise timing to bring glory to God.
Example Moses parting the Red Sea.


7.  What is the Gift of Prophecy? Bringing to light secret motives of the heart.

Category Inspirational or Vocal Gift
Definition Bringing to light secret motives of the heart.
Example Jesus speaking forth the strengths and weaknesses of the seven churches in Asia (Revelation 2-3).

The gift of prophecy edifies, exhorts, and comforts (I Corinthians 14:3); helps us build up or strengthen; and should lead us to the Word of God.

8.  What is the Descernment of Spirits?

Category Revelation Gift
Definitions Recognizing what is of God verses the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Example Paul recognizing that the girl in Philippi had a spirit of divination.

9.  What is the Gift of Tongues?

Category Inspirational or Vocal Gift
Definition Glorifying God through language and music.
Example Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2.

10 What is the Interpretation of Tongues?

Category Inspirational or Vocal Gift
Definition A supernatural verbalization and subsequent interpretation of the diverse tongue.

Watch The Gift 10min video

Now you are going to write a one page to your diary a story about your experiences with the Supernatural Gifts of the Spirit.

Imagine you're walking down the road and you meet someone who has a need write about how you would minister a Gift of the Spirit to them.  Use complete sentences and explain exactly what you would do. If you gave them a Word of Wisdom, what was their need and what was the Word.  Walk further down the road and meet someone else's need using a different Gift of the Spirit. 5 paragraphs / 5 Gifts.

A day in my life. 


Book Credit:    This New Life by Billy Joe Daugherty ISBN1-56267-231-2

Photo Credits:

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Lesson Objectives

OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1. define the meaning of boundary

2. explain how boundaries are important.

3. describe the significance os staying within those boundaries

4. chart on a circle boundary pressures from with out and with in

5. define the terms: rule

6. Explain the significance of  God working in those boundaries

Remember Recognizing, Recalling
Understand : Interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, explaining
Apply : Executing, implementing
Analyze : Differentiating, organizing, attributing
Evaluate : checking, critiquing
Create: generating, planning, producing

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.

Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.

Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. 

Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.