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1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

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1 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Paul, in his letters, names three things he does not want Christians to be ignorant of: · Don't be ignorant of God's plan for Israel (Romans 11:25)· Don't be ignorant of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1)· Don't be ignorant about the Second Coming of Jesus and the eternal state (1 Thessalonians 4:13)"Source: http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/4612.htm"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Nowhere else in Paul’s writings does Paul call the Corinthians heathens. Paul uses the past tense, when you were heathens, he must have been thinking about before they became Christians. Heathen or “people who did not worship God” is probably more adequate translation than “non-Jews” (Ellingworth 273).[22]Before the conversion of the Corinthians they had been idolaters, enslaved by evil spirits. Paul might have been thinking not only manifestations of the Holy Spirit but of evil spirits as well. Paul implies that the Gentile Corinthians Christians have been made part of Israel. “This implication is not clear in the English translation that uses the word ‘pagans,’ because we tend to assume that the opposite of ‘pagans’ is ‘Christians’ a word that Paul himself never uses. In fact, the Greek word that Paul uses here is ethnē (Gentiles) whose opposite is ‘Jews.’ We would see the force of Paul’s claim more clearly if we translated as follows: ‘When you were Gentiles you were carried away to mute idols…’ This is the stand language of Jewish polemic again Gentile idolatry (Hays 209).”[23]"Source: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Biblical_Studies/New_Testament_Commentaries/1_Corinthians/Chapter_12"
3 Sara Di Diego = "Paul is calling these idols dumb, as in they are gods who cannot speak.  God can speak to his people, thus he is not dumb.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/1-corinthians/1-corinthians-12.html"
4 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
5 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The Holy Spirit is always present in and among Christians. Jesus said of the Holy Spirit,He may abide with you forever (John 14:16). However, at some times the Spirit's presence is more apparent than at other times. There are times when He may choose to manifest Himself, that is, to make Himself apparent. i. However, we should never think the Holy Spirit is "more" present when He is manifested through the gifts. The Holy Spirit is always present with believers, but at times He is more apparent through the manifestation of the Spirit."Source: http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/4612.htm"
6 Enakshi Ganguly = ""To every man whose case is here under consideration. The idea is not at all that the manifestation of the Spirit is given to all people indiscriminately, to pagans, and infidels, and scoffers as well as to Christians. The apostle is discoursing only of those who are Christians, and his declaration should be confined to them alone. Whatever may be true of other people, this statement should be confined wholly to Christians, and means simply that the Spirit of God gives to each Christian such graces and endowments as he pleases; that he distributes his gifts to all, not equally, but in a manner which he shall choose; and that the design of this is, that all Christians should use his endowments for the common good. This passage, therefore, is very improperly adduced to prove that the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit are conferred alike on all people, and that pagans, and blasphemers, and sinners in general are under his enlightening influences. It has no reference to any such doctrine, but should be interpreted as referring solely to Christians, and the various endowments which are conferred on them."Source: http://www.godvine.com/bible/1-corinthians/12-7"
7 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
8 Cary W = "Each of us are a wholly unique creation of wonder, yet not one of us live alone as an island unto himself, but a part of a greater whole...our neighbors, friends, family, country and world.  Christ is the head, we each are members of His Body, the Church or People of God.  Thus we need never to compare or compete, but rather compliment and be fitted together into one glorious Son of God!"
9 Enakshi Ganguly = "Pizza Activity for Kids"
10 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
11 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
12 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
13 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
14 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
15 Enakshi Ganguly = "The Argument of 1 Corinthians 12"
16 Enakshi Ganguly = "Lesson 7: GIVE ME A HAND, LEND ME YOUR EAR(Page 79 - 88)"
17 Sarah R = "Parallel verses describing believers as the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:4 and Colossians 3:15."
18 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
19 Enakshi Ganguly = "Salvation Army Bible Lesson"
20 Sara Di Diego = "The word Paul used was "Greeks".Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/1-corinthians/1-corinthians-12.html"
21 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Some Christians in Corinth thought that they were superior to other people. Their gifts were easier to see and other people noticed them. Other people thought that they had no gifts. Or they thought that their gifts were less important. So there was false pride in the church. And some people became jealous. A human body is only healthy if all the parts work together. Every part is essential. Each limb is important. It would be stupid for the foot to be jealous of the hand. The word for ‘foot’ in Greek is very similar to the word for ‘ear’. So, Paul chose the ear as his second example. Both the ears and the eyes are important parts of the body. One without the other would stop the body from being whole. Paul shows that there would be no sense if a body had only one part. God has created a body with many different parts. But it is still one body."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/1-corinthians-lbw.htm"
22 Enakshi Ganguly = "Teaching Christ's Body"
23 Sara Di Diego = "Just like in life, we compare ourselves to people with similar gifts as us, not people who are far superior or much worse.  The foot and te hand are both body parts of action, while the eyes and ear are parts of "contemplative life".Work Cited: http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/1-corinthians/1-corinthians-12.html"
24 Deena E = ""Many Members, One Body"This is Paul's point: we all have a different things to bring to the table, but it's the same table. "
25 Cary W = "In this world people love to adorn some with honor and others with less honor, but as the people of God, all called under the same grace, namely Christ bore everyone's sin upon His own body, we must be compelled to have the same care for each of member. Be no respecter of person, but seek the greater benefit of everyone."
26 Enakshi Ganguly = "Youth Group Ice Breaker"
27 Deena E = "Paul says to earnestly desire the best spiritual gifts (prophesying, speaking in tongues, teaching, miracles. etc.), but as he leads into chapter 13, he says, "but I will show you what is more excellent," referring to LOVE.  "
28 Enakshi Ganguly = ""This command seems to oppose what Paul says in verses 29-30. There he emphasises the variety of gifts. And, in verses 21-26, he shows how each person’s gifts are necessary for the rest of the Christian ‘body’. He is not saying that some people are more important than other people. But he will explain in 14:1-25, which are the greater gifts. They are those that benefit the church. But he first shows that no *spiritual gift has any value without love."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/1-corinthians-lbw.htm"