I CORINTHIANS 12 TEST


Observation Part

1. If a man talks and lives like Jesus is his Lord, what has made him do that? (verse 3)

2. The different gifts, administrations, and operations in the church come from: (verse 4-6).

3. What are the gifts the Spirit gave to the Corinthians? (verses 8-10)

a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

f.

g.

h.

i.

4. How many bodies are there? (verse 12)

5. How many members are there? (verse 12)

6. How independent is each member of the body? (verse 21)

7. What should the attitude of each member be to the other members? (verse 25,26)

8. What is the answer to the questions in verses 29,30?

Objective part

1.    T    F    Church members who have a gift or special talent in the congregation show by the display of that gift that they are truly saved.

2. The words "no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost" mean

a) only people who are really saved say that Jesus is their Lord.

b) only a man who really is a Christian says that Jesus his Lord and serves Him because He is his Lord.

c) the Holy Ghost gives believers the words they need to be a proper witness.

3. Jealousy and pride among the members of the congregation concerning the different gifts each has is foolish because

a) God has given different gifts to show the variety of His creative abilities.

b) the different gifts are not important.

c) the same Holy Spirit has sovereignly given the gifts to each member so that together they can fulfill God's one gospel plan.

d) all members will eventually be given the same gifts.

4.    T    F    Verses 7 and 25 explain that a gift to one member of the church is meant to result in spiritual blessings for all members of the congregation.

5. The different gifts God gives to the members of a congregation

a) are good things and members should focus upon them by cultivating them.

b) are good things and each member should desire them all.

c) are props which He distributes to His people to accomplish His spiritual will on earth.

5.    T    F    Based upon Chapter 12 we can say that the different spiritual gifts which God creates and distributes are less important than the goals which the gifts are designed to achieve.

6. What important principle is brought up in verse 12 and repeated in verse 20?

7.    T    F    The different people in a congregation depend upon each other to properly fulfill their individual gifts.

8.    T    F    Since all true born again members of a church have the same spiritual experience, any distinction among them which is based upon their different gifts is not important.

9. Verses 22-24 teach that:

a) Appearance by itself does not determine value.

b) Appearance is more important than function.

c) Function is more important than appearance.

10    T    F    Unity supported by mutual need is God's will, but unity based solely upon need is not.

Short answer

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. The answer must not be longer than one paragraph.

A. Is there any personal advantage for an individual member to have one gift rather than another?

B. In what way are the goals which God has in mind are much more important than the gifts God creates to achieve those goals.

Essay

Write an answer to the following question or request. Limit your essay to two pages double spaced typed. Support your statements and conclusions with quotes from the Bible and the analysis of Chapter 12.

Why would God distribute different gifts among so many different people of one church? Could it cause problems?

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