Now there are
varieties of gifts,
but the same Spirit.
And there are
varieties of ministries,
and the same Lord.
varieties of effects,
but the same God who works all things in all persons.
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12 : 4 - 7
Here is a RADICAL THOUGHT: What would happen if we, the Church, that is we, The Body of Christ, each one of us, could or would exercise our Spiritual Gift and Ministry for the common good. What if we exercised these gifts and minstries each time we entered our church building? Each time we went to work? Each day, all day, every chance God gave us to demonstrate His Love and His Mercy and His Power through the gifts and ministries He has given us?
Think about it. Think about what would happen if this were taking place, regularly.
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 wills.