No matter what you decide to do with the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Jesus church there is an expectation for you as a Christian.
Where do these expectations come from?
The Bible You are expected to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to minister to Jesus’ church. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:7
You are expected to use what the Holy Spirit has given you to do good in the church first & then outside the church.
As a Christian you are expected to do all things in a loving manner.
1 Corinthians 12 corresponds with Romans 12 in sharing with us the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
It is no surprise that immediately following the list of the gifts in 1Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 the same concept of love is given.
After listing all the gifts in 1 Corinthians 12 look how Paul starts out 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 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. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
After listing all the gifts in Romans 12:3-8; look how Paul starts out Romans 12: 9: Love must be sincere.
It seems obvious that if you are a Christian and claim to be a Christian in the Church of Jesus Christ there are real practical expectations of you.
You must be using the gifts of the Holy Spirit to encourage others. Your behaviors must be based on love.
So, what does that look like? The following is a list of expectations the apostle Paul was inspired to write down for those who claim to believe in Jesus.