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We are talking about the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. To all who have claimed Jesus as their Savior from sin and their Lord for life, to them He has given the Holy Spirit. And to all to whom the Spirit has been given, to them the Spirit gives at least one spiritual gift and usually two or more as a manifestation of His presence and power for the common good of the body, for the benefit of the whole church. Lists of Spiritual Gifts. There are at least four chapters in the NT that give partial lists of spiritual gifts. No chapter has them all and each has some that others leave out. Our texts are from three of those chapters. In I Peter 4:10 Peter seems to give us a summary way of thinking about all the Spirit’s gifts. Peter divides the gifts into two categories, the speaking gifts and the serving gifts. That’s how we will consider them with the addition of a third category, the sign gifts or those extraordinary gifts of healings, miracles, tongues and interpretation. This morning we will consider the speaking gifts first. And low and behold, it’s another miracle, there’s a list on the back of your bulletin. Wonders never cease. Maybe an old dog can learn new tricks. Only time will tell.