3a. Gifts To Remain

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The Holy Spirit Gives Gifts:

Gifts That Abide and Do Not Fade Away

As we have learned so far in this lesson, when a person becomes a Christian through obedience to the gospel, he or she receives the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit dwells within a Christian for the purposes we have looked at so far in this lesson.

In addition to the Holy Spirit Himself being a gift to us, we find in scripture that the Holy Spirit also gives gifts to the Christian.  There are a number of gifts that the Spirit gives (or gave). Despite the number of gifts, there is still only One Spirit:

"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:4 (NAS)

Each gift that was given by the Spirit was given for a purpose:

"But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."
1 Corinthians 12:7 (NAS)

Following are the gifts given by the Holy Spirit that will not fade away:

Gifts or Fruit Given By the Spirit That Will Not Fade:

Love never fails...But now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:8, 13 (NAS)

1. Love (greatest)

Love never fails...13 But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:8, 13 (NAS)

"...and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:5 (NAS)

"Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me..." Romans 15:30 (NAS)

"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:13 (NAS)

2. Faith

"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love." Galatians 5:6 (NAS)

And without faith it is impossible to please Him for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (NAS)

3. Hope

"For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness." Galatians 5:5 (NAS)

Galatians 5 tells us of other fruit of the Spirit:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23 (NAS)

Let's now look at the gifts that were intended to fade or pass away:

3. The Spirit Also Gives Gifts:

a.  Gifts given by the Spirit that will remain and not fade away. Gifts to Remain
b.  Gifts given by the Spirit that were intended to fade away. Gifts that Fade

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