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Where is the Holy Spirit Series - Lesson #15

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Gifts of the Spirit

This English Stonecroft 'Youth Discipleship Teaching' has been adapted from the Adult Stonecroft Trinity Series.

The English Stonecroft Trinity Series - Where is the Holy Spirit? is available online from Stonecroft's corporate website.


Welcome, as the Junior Youth arrive get them to colour the colouring pages and visual aids that will be used during the session.

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1. JUNIOR YOUTH GAMES: (10 minutes)

2. JUNIOR YOUTH TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)

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4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)

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a. Lesson Review

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a. Weekly Bible Verse Readings Review- SESSION #14

While at home you would have read the Bible verses and written your comments to share in this session did you memorize one verse per day? Here are a few questions to test if you fully understood the readings.

1 . Proverbs 25:28

(What can a city without walls expect?)

....... (to be vulnerable and under attack)

2 . Titus 1:6-9

(Can you list some of the qualities of an Elder in a church?)

.... (An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe, hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined)

3 . Psalm 141:3-4

(How are we to be self controlled over what we say?)

.....(By setting a guard over your mouth - be self controlled )

4 . James 1:19-20

(What advise does James give to us?)

....(Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry - be self controlled)

5 . 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

(How advice does Paul give to a runner?)

....(They are self controlled and go into strict training) 

6 . 2 Peter 1:5-9

(Peter seems to be in a mathematics class, what is he adding?)

....(Add to your faith goodness; and add to goodness, knowledge; and add to knowledge, self-control; and add to self-control, perseverance; and add to perseverance, godliness; and add to godliness, mutual affection and love.)

7 . Titus 2:2-8

(What advice does Titus give to the older men?)

....( Teach them to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.)

(What advice does Titus give to the older women?)

....(Teach them to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.)

(What advice does Titus give to the younger women?)

...(Teach them to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands)

(What advice does Titus give to the young men?)

.....(Teach young men to be self-controlled)

b. Junior Youth Sword Play

Ready…Swords up… 1 Peter 4:10 … CHARGE!

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c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)


The fruit of the Spirit enriches the believer’s relationship with God and others. But the gift of the Spirit is to be used in serving God.

Every believer has at least one gift received at conversion, but no believer has every gift

Read 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

4  There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5  There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:

Bible teacher Charles C. Ryrie distinguishes between natural abilities, learned skills, and spiritual gifts.

Natural abilities include health, I.Q., mechanical aptitude and so forth.

Learned skills include things like culinary abilities, carpentry, or other hobbies.

Spiritual gifts are gifts to be used in serving the Lord.

1. What is the purpose of the gifts of the Spirit?

Remember the Bible Memory Verse:

1 Peter 4:10

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

. . . . (use them for the good of others)

2. List the spiritual gifts mentioned in the following verses.

Read 1 Corinthians 12:8-10

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10  to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

. . . . .(wisdom, knowledge, faith, power to heal, power to work miracles, speaking God’s message, ability to discern between true and false gifts, ability to speak in strange languages, the ability to explain what was said)

The Holy Spirit gives us that which
fits the plan God has for our lives.

Read 1 Corinthians 12:11

11  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. . . . . .

We do not need to be overly concerned about which spiritual gift or gifts we have. Instead, we will automatically be using our gift when we live in harmony with God’s Spirit.

This does not mean that we must wait for God to tell us what our spiritual gift is! As we obey God’s Word each day, we will be using our gift without even knowing it. Many times, we discover what our gift is because the Holy Spirit has made us so effective in that special ministry. We also realize how natural it is and how much we enjoy serving in that way.

Three basic truths about spiritual gifts

Here are some basic truths about spiritual gifts that can help you in your quest to live as God created you. Spiritual gifts are like parts of a body.

1. Every part belongs and has a reason for being in the body.

Paul, the missionary, tells us: "The eye can't say to the ear that because it is not an eye, it doesn't belong to the body"

(1 Cor. 12:14-16)

No, if the whole body were an eye, no one would smell anything! So, no matter the gift God has given you, you belong to the body of Christ. No one can say you don't belong.

The Bible says, "God has placed each part in the body just as he wanted it to be. If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body?  As it is, there are many parts. But there is only one body."

(1 Cor. 12:18-20)

If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord, you belong to the body of Christ.

2. Every part needs the other parts.

Again, Paul reminds us that the eye can't say to the hand, "I don't need you." If that were true, you could see the food but couldn't get it to your mouth. An eye without a hand would be a disadvantage. No, the eye and hand need each other.

Even those parts that seem less important are necessary for the health of the body

24  The parts that can be shown don't need special care. But God has put together all the parts of the body. And he has given more honor to the parts that didn't have any. 25  In that way, the parts of the body will not take sides. All of them will take care of one another. 26  If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is honored, every part shares in its joy.

(1 Cor. 12:24-25)

For example, although the thyroid gland is small and unseen, if it gets sick, the whole body gets sick. You can't say to anyone in your group "We don't need you." God has made it clear that everyone who is part of the church has a useful function-even if you can't see that clearly. They may be a thyroid gland, and you are looking for an arm.

3. Spiritual gifts contribute to the body.

Your gift is to be used in order to help the body of Christ function in the world. For example, the spiritual gift of service is the hand of Christ in the world. People with this gift perform acts of service that demonstrate God's love to others. Their service may take the form of setting up chairs in the youth center to carrying food to a family in need. Another example is the gift of exhortation or encouragement that can be viewed as the arm of the church that you put around those who are discouraged or need someone to walk alongside them.

How do you discover the gift God has given you through faith?

  1. Spend time praying to the One who gave you the gift.

  2. Study the Bible.

  3. Ask those who know you well.

  4. Serve!

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Write a prayer thanking God for giving you the fruit of the Spirit and a spiritual gift. Ask Him to help you yield to the Holy Spirit, so He can carry out His complete, original plan for your life. . . . .

Heavenly Father, Thank You for giving us the fruit of the Spirit, so we can witness to others by the way we live our lives. Thank You for giving each of us a spiritual gift. Help us to follow Your plan by using our gift for Your glory. Help us to yield to Your Holy Spirit and allow Him to guide and control our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Optional: DownloadTake Hoeme Bible Verse available for the Youth and can be downloaded from this website.

Weekly Bible Verse Readings -SESSION #15

During the week at home read the Bible verses given below and write out the verse which you consider to be the most important in each reading. Try to memorize a Bible Verse each day come back next session ready to recall the Memory Verse.

1 •  Wisdom and Knowledge

The Gift of Wisdom  - the gift to make choices and give leadership that is according to God's will.

The Gift of Knowledge - the gift to comprehensively understand a spiritual issue or circumstance.

1 Corinthians 12 :8

For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

Proverbs 2:6

The  Lord  gives wisdom.
     Knowledge and understanding come from his mouth.


The Spirit of the  Lord  shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,

Exodus 31:3

I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship.


2 •  Faith

The Gift of Faith - the gift to trust God and inspire others to trust God, no matter the conditions.

1 Corinthians 12 :9a

9  To others the same Spirit gives faith.

Romans 12:6

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.

Hebrews 11:1-3

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.


3 •  Healing and Miracles

The Gift of Healing  - the wondrous gift of using God's healing power to cure a person who is ill, wounded or suffering.

The Gift of Miracles  - the gift to display signs and miracles that give credibility to God's Word and the Gospel message.

1 Corinthians 12 :9b-10

9  To others that one Spirit gives gifts of healing.  10  To others he gives the power to do miracles.

Hebrews 2:4

God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.

Acts 19:11-12

11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul,

12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.


4 •  Prophecy

The Gift of Prophecy  - the gift to declare a message from God.

1 Corinthians 14:1

1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual  gifts,  but especially that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:3-4

But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. 

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 

1 Corinthians 14:39

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.


5 •  Discerning Spirits

The Gift of Discerning Spirits - the gift to recognize whether or not something is truly from God or in accordance with righteousness.

1 John 4:1-3

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,  and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. 

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


6 •  Speaking in Tongues

The Gift of Tongues - the gift to communicate in a foreign language you do not have experience with, to converse with those who speak that language.

The Gift of Interpreting Tongues - the gift of interpreting the speech and writings of a different language and translating it back to others in your own.

1 Corinthians 14:22

So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Acts 2:4

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Notes for the Guides:

Because of the possible controversial nature of this lesson, it would
be wise to review the Guide Training part of this study. If answers are given which might lead to controversy, avoid arguments by accepting responses with little comment and continuing on with the lesson.

If someone wants to talk about “speaking in tongues,” you may say, “Because churches differ in their teaching on this subject, let me give you the chapter in the Bible which answers your questions. Please take time to read 1 Corinthians 14:1-40 at home.”


7. Summary:

1 Corinthians 1:4-8

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge-even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you-so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 1 Peter 4:10-11

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen

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NEXT WEEK: The next session we will learn about the necessity of allowing the Holy Spirit to live in and through us. Realize that the victorious Christian life comes through the filling of God’s Spirit
and learn to understand why obedience and yieldedness are necessary for the Holy Spirit’s filling


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