Holy Spirit Common Good. A primary purpose the Holy Spirit is given us is to minister to others. We are not given gifts for ourselves. We are given gifts to minister to the body. The Spirit gives us gifts individually.
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(KJV) John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
(NIV) John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.
2 You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.
3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed”;
and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.
6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.
7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge
according to the same Spirit;
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of
spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.
11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He
1 Corinthians 12:12-18
12 For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they
are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free,
and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any
the less a part of the body.
16 And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason
any the less a part of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would
the sense of smell be?
18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.
1 Corinthians 12:21-27
21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no
need of you.”
22 On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are
23 and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant
honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,
24 whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body,
giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,
25 so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one
26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the
members rejoice with it.
27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.
1 Corinthians 12:31 But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.
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