Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:28
- to steer the body toward the
accomplishment of God-given
goals and directives by planning,
organizing, and supervising others.

Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28
- to be sent forth to new frontiers
with the gospel, providing leadership
over church bodies and maintaining
authority over spiritual matters pertaining
to the church.

CELIBACY: 1 Corinthians 7:7,8 - to voluntarily remain single without regret and with the ability to maintain controlled sexual impulses so as to serve the Lord without distraction.

DISCERNMENT: 1 Corinthians 12:10 - to clearly distinguish truth from error by judging whether the behavior or teaching is from God, Satan, human error, or human power.

EVANGELISM: Ephesians 4:11 - to be a messenger of the good news of the Gospel.

EXHORTATION: Romans 12:8 - to come along side of someone with words of encouragement, comfort, consolation, and counsel to help them be all God wants them to be.

FAITH: 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 - to be firmly persuaded of God’s power and promises to accomplish His will and purpose and to display such a confidence in Him and His Word that circumstances and obstacles do not shake that conviction

GIVING: Romans 12:8 - to share what material resources you have with liberality and cheerfulness without thought of return

HEALING: 1 Corinthians 12:9,28,30 - to be used as a means through which God makes people whole either physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually

HELPS: 1 Corinthians 12:28 - to render support or assistance to others in the body so as to free them up for ministry

HOSPITALITY: 1 Peter 4:9,10 - to warmly welcome people, even strangers, into one’s home or church as a means of serving those in need of food or lodging.

KNOWLEDGE: 1 Corinthians 12:8 - to seek to learn as much about the Bible as possible through the gathering of much information and the analyzing of that data

LEADERSHIP: Romans 12:8 - to stand before the people in such a way as to attend to the direction of the body with such care and diligence so as to motivate others to get involved in the accomplishment of these goals

MARTYRDOM: 1 Corinthians 13:3 - to give over one’s life to suffer or to be put to death for the cause of Christ

MERCY: Romans 12:8 - to be sensitive toward those who are suffering, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, so as to feel genuine sympathy with their misery, speaking words of compassion but more so caring for them with deeds of love to help alleviate their distress

MIRACLES: 1 Corinthians 12:10,28 - to be enabled by God to perform mighty deeds which witnesses acknowledge to be of supernatural origin and means

MISSIONARY: Ephesians 3:6-8 - to be able to minister in another culture

PASTOR: Ephesians 4:11 - to be responsible for spiritually caring for, protecting, guiding, and feeding a group of believers entrusted to one’s care

PROPHECY: Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:10; Ephesians 4:11 - to speak forth the message of God to His people.

SERVICE: Romans 12:7 - to identify undone tasks in God’s work, however menial, and use available resources to get the job done.

TEACHING: Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11 - to instruct others in the Bible in a logical, systematic way so as to communicate pertinent information for true understanding and growth.

TONGUES:1 Corinthians 12:10; 14:27-28 - to speak in a language not previously learned so unbelievers can hear God’s message in their own language or the body be edified.

INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES:1 Corinthians 12:10; 14:27,28 - to translate the message of someone who has spoken in tongues.

VOLUNTARY POVERTY:1 Corinthians 13:3 - to purposely live an impoverished lifestyle to serve and aid others with your material resources.

WISDOM: 1 Corinthians 12:8 - to apply knowledge to life in such a way as to make spiritual truths quite relevant and practical in proper decision-making and daily life situations.

Let the Redeemed understand that we are to use all of the gifts together, as each individual has been gifted, as a complete body thereby administering the grace of Jesus in it’s various forms (1 Peter 4:10).

Let us not exalt one gift over the other. We should not even be exalting our gifts, rather using them for the edification, exhortation, and consolation of the saints and in service to others.

“So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church” ( 1 Corinthians 14:12).

“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:27-31).
Please note that love trumps all. It is the core of the fellowship of “one-another”. God has given us His love and we are to share it with others.