Spiritual Gifts by chapter.
Misconceptions of Spiritual Gifts.
Discover your Spiritual Gifts.
LISTING OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS
The Gifts of the Father. Romans 12:3-8….
The Gifts of the Son. Ephesians 4:11-16.
The Gifts of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.
Gifts and the “Fruit of The Spirit”.
Love: Love chooses to set aside one’s own preferences, desires, and needs to put the other person first.
Philippians 2:1-4. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
The Body of Christ
Course 5 Ch 2. Misconceptions of Spiritual Gifts.
Gifts are not a sign of spiritual maturity.
1 Corinthians 1:7. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3. Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly, mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?
Gifts and the 4 P’s.
A. While our gift/s necessitate that we establish priorities, we are not excused from all other responsibilities.
We are not all evangelists, but we are all called to be witnesses. Paul was not called to baptize, yet when the need arose, he did so. 1 Corinthians 1:14-17.
B. Preparation: Just because you have a gift, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to put in effort to develop it and use it properly.
Ministry takes time and preparation.
We can’t just sit back and expect the Lord to drop something into our hearts on the Sunday that we are preaching. 2 Timothy 2:15.
C. Practice: We discover and develop our gift/s by getting involved in ministry and putting into practice.
We learn to serve by serving, we learn to minister by ministering. You not going to learn how to witness to others, until you start to do so.
D. Prayer: We also need above all to spend time in prayer and be in tune to the Holy Spirit.
One morning John Flavell, a Puritan pastor, was to preach in the morning. The whole congregation was gathered and ready to go, and he did not show up. He was not there for five minutes. He was not there for ten minutes. He was not there for 15 minutes. One of the elders went back to Flavell’s study. He heard Flavell talking to someone. He listened closely at the door. Flavell was saying, “I’m not going out there without you. I’m not going out there without you.” The elder did not know what to do. Finally, he opened the door, looked in, and there was Flavell on his knees saying, “I’m not going out there without you.”
Course 5 Ch 3. Discover your Spiritual Gifts.
If you don’t know what to do, do something and learn by serving, where your gifting lies.
The reason why most Christians don’t know what their spiritual gift is, is because they have never tried to do anything yet. We need mentors, disciplers who can show us by example what to do.
Get close to someone involved in ministry and imitate them even as Paul exhorted people to imitate him.
I WANT US NOW TO LOOK AT THE QUESTIONARE THAT YOU RECEIVED AND HAVE SOME FEEDBACK AND QUESTIONS.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10
Course 5 Chapters 5 & 6.
Chapter 5: Different Gifts.
Chapter 6: Miraculous Gifts.
Chapter 7: Serving Gifts.
Chapter 8: Motivational Gifts
Chapter 9: Grace Gifts.
Different kinds of gifts but the same spirit.
Romans 12: 6 – 8. 7 Motivational Gifts or Redemptive gifts.
2. 1 Corinthians 12: 7 –11. 9 Manifestation gifts – work of the spirit.
3. Ephesians 4:11-13. 5-fold Ministry gifts or Office gifts.
1 Peter 4:10. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
The Manifestation Gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:7-10.
The Word Of Wisdom
The Word Of Knowledge
The Discerning Of Spirits
The Gift Of Faith
The Gift Of Healings
The Working Of Miracles
Various Kinds Of Tongues
The Interpretation Of Tongues
Prophecy (The Gift of prophecy is not the same as the Office of a Prophet)
The Ministry Gifts.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
The Apostle -- Establishes Churches
The Prophet -- Speaks God’s Message
The Evangelist -- Preaches The Gospel
The Pastor -- Shepherds The Believers
The Teacher -- Instructs In The Word
The Motivational Gifts.
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Prophet – Clearly Perceives The Will Of God
Server – Loves To Serve Others
Teacher – Loves To Research & Communicate
Encourager --- Loves To Exhort And Encourage
Giver – Loves To Give To Others And To God
Administrator – Loves To Organize, Lead, Or Direct
Mercy – Shows Compassion, Love, & Care
The Seven Personality Gifts
Prophecy – Corrects
Ministry – Helps
Teaching – Instructs
Exhorting – Encourages
Giving – Supplies
Ruling Or Administration – Organizes
Mercy - Comforts
The Greek word for gift in Romans 12 is charisma, indicating a gift of grace that is a basic inward bent.
These are referred to as the motivational gifts or redemptive gifts. All of us have different measures of each of the seven gifts operative in our lives. Usually one of the gifts represents our basic inward drive and is the dominant gift. The seven gifts of Romans 12 shape our views on life circumstances, others, God, and ourselves. It is the mindset that God gives us through which we interpret life and respond, make decisions, choose ministry, enjoy friends, choose a mate, etc. Our dominant gift causes us to see life through a particular point of view with certain spiritual assumptions
These gifts are given to people, each person having one primary one. That gift is put in us at conception, and determines the course of our lives, regardless of whether we become Christians or choose to reject Christ.
Psychologists term these differences in people as “basic temperaments”, or personality types. Many have studied the soul of man in an attempt to categorize and understand the ways of man. There are many types of assessment tests to help determine what each of us might be.
By Doug Heck www.urbanpipeline.org
1. Prophet (Perceiver)
This temperament quickly and accurately identifies good and evil, hating the evil. They see everything as black or white with no gray or indefinite areas. They are eager to see their own blind spots and keen to help others see theirs also, tending to being introspective.
Biblical examples of this is John the Baptist (Matthew 21:32); Hosea; and Ananias (Acts 9:10-17).
In the case of John the Baptist, we see a man preaching repentance of sins, who is courageous enough to challenge even the King when necessary.
When a prophet visits someone in the hospital, it looks like this. They will come to the person’s bed and with compassion yet a certain sternness, proceed to quote scriptures of truth regarding healing. “You should not be here. This is not right!” They might ask, “Is there something you did, a blind spot, that might have allowed this to happen?”
Gifting is not the only thing that determines how you deal with a certain situation or person, it also has to do with our level of maturity, having the fruit of the Spirit.
You may be the wrong person to deal with a certain situation.
This temperament easily recognizes practical needs and is quick to meet them, especially enjoying manual projects, jobs and functions. They are usually more interested in meeting the needs of another rather than long range goals, and may become pushy or interfering in their eagerness to help.
When the servant gifted person enters the hospital room, they immediately start to fluff the pillows, tidy things up a bit, and ask, “Is there anything that I can do for you?”
Their intent is to assist in this critical time of need. They will take a piece of paper out; ask for things that they can do at the ailing person’s home for them.
This temperament presents truth in a logical, systematic manner, enjoying word studies and reading. They are concerned that truth be established in every situation. They have strong convictions of facts, and can tend to neglect the practical application. They are self-disciplined, and usually only have a close circle of fiends. They can tend to be dogmatic and legalistic.
When the teacher-natured person visits the ill person in the hospital, they walk up to the bed and begin to ask questions like: “What did the doctor say was wrong? Did you get a second opinion on the diagnosis?” What they desire is information, so that they can add their assessment.
This temperament loves to encourage others to live victoriously. They want a visible response when they are speaking, teaching or preaching to others. They are very quick to accept other people as they are without judging them. They want to clear up problems with others quickly. They often interrupt others in an eagerness to give opinions or advice. They tend to be “cut and dried” in prescribing steps of action.
4. Exhorter. Barnabas (Acts 4:36; 11:22-24).
Barnabas is a clear picture, since his name even means “encouragement”. This he demonstrates by the show of his passion to stand by and under gird young John –Mark when he failed Paul and Barnabas in their first missionary journey. He even allowed the Paul-Barnabas team to split up over his insistence upon encouraging Mark. As a result, he took Mark down to Jerusalem and introduced him to Peter and some of the other leaders. Over the years, his encouragement paid off. Mark went on to write Peter’s account of the life of Jesus, and even Paul later specifically asked for Mark’s assistance. Barnabas’ ministry of exhortation to Mark bore fruit.
When the exhorter visits the hospital patient, they begin by telling stories that might cheer the person up. Everything that the patient says, reminds the exhorter of another story, and both laugh the time away.
The exhorter will come equipped with scripture and often messages from other people. They have a tendency to insist that the person feels better right away, not wanting the problem to persist.
The temperament of giver freely gives of money, possessions, time, energy and love.
They love to give without other people knowing about it. They want to feel they are a part of the ministry to which they are contributing, and handle their finances with wisdom and frugality.
They tend to be very industrious and are often successful. Hospitality is one of their hallmarks.
They may try to control how contributions are being used. They may upset family and friends with unpredictable patterns of giving.
Biblical examples of this are
Dorcus (Acts 9:36-42);
Cornelius (Acts 10:1-31);
Lydia (Acts 16:14,15).
When the giver visits the infirmed in the hospital, they always come bearing a gift to encourage. It is usually something thoughtful, showing time has gone into its planning, presentation and timing of delivery.
They desire for the patient to be reminded in a tangible way that they are loved.
This temperament, or gift, is highly motivated to organize that for which they are responsible.
They can express ideas and organization in ways that are easily understood. They prefer to be under authority, in order to have authority.
They love to work on long-range goals and projects – they are visionary with a broad perspective.
In time, they can develop callousness due to being the target for criticism.
They tend to drive themselves that can easily lead to neglect of personal and family needs.
Biblical examples of this gift in people are Joseph (Genesis 30-40); Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-7); and King David (1 Samuel 16-31).
When the leader trait visits the hospital, they take out a pad of paper and proceed to inquire of what may need done at the patient’s home and family life. They will say, “I will get some people to take over your responsibilities while you are here in the hospital.” They will check on the insurance of the patient, the doctors advice, and how all the pieces must fit together in the next weeks of the persons life. By the time the leader leaves, there is a clear plan for the next season of the patient’s life.
7. Gift of Mercy This temperament has tremendous capacity to show love, always looking for the good in other people. They are attracted to people who are hurting or in distress. They take care with their words and actions, to avoid hurting others. They try to avoid conflicts and confrontations.
Biblical example: Joseph, the father of Jesus (Matthew 1:16-24; 2:13).
In the case of Joseph, you see great compassion toward Mary, his betrothed, who is now pregnant with the Son of God. This is extravagant grace on the part of Joseph, to continue to embrace her, and not shame her or hurt her in any way.
7. Gift of Mercy
When the person with this dominant trait walks into the hospital, they begin to softly weep with compassion, seeing their loved one in such a state.
They will come close and comfort them, wiping their forehead and speaking soft words of sympathy.
They will stay endless hours to keep the patient company, supporting in any way possible.
These 7 Motivational Gifts are what determine our calling, they are what drives us.
Calling, Gifting and Anointing.
Our calling gives us our identity.
1 Corinthians 1:1.
Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God...
Our calling is not something we do, but it is something we are.
Our gifts give us our abilities and equip us to fulfil our calling..
1 Peter 4:10.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Our anointing empowers and compels us to fulfil our calling.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners...
There are those who have a calling and are gifted, but they no longer have the anointing on their lives. This could be due to sin or busyness which has interfered with their relationship with the Lord. This lack of anointing is evident in their ministry.
The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable, but the anointing of the Lord ebbs and flows according to the relationship we have with the Holy Spirit.
Whenever the anointing of the Holy Spirit is upon us, our lives suddenly take on purpose. We are inspired to accomplish something for God.
1 Corinthians 9:16. (CJB)
For I can’t boast merely because I proclaim the Good News, this I do from inner compulsion: woe is me if I don’t proclaim the Good News!
The Office of the Prophet is not the gift of prophecy.
The gift of prophecy is to encourage and edify the believers.
What is a Prophet?
Prophets are not a gift of the Holy Spirit like the gift of prophecy; instead, Prophets are Christ’s gift to the church, They are not just gifted people but they are the gift.
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. ... 11. And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers.
The gift of prophecy.
The spiritual gift of prophecy is a unique gift and should not be quenched or despised (1 Thessalonians 5:20).
1 Corinthians 14:1.
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.
1 Corinthians 14:4-5.
Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
Those who have the gift of prophecy differ from the Old Testament Prophets who spoke the authoritative Word of God directly.
Their words were recorded as Scripture as they proclaimed, “Thus says The Lord,”
Whereas the messages from those with the spiritual gift of prophecy must be tested
(1 Corinthians 14:29-33; 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21; 1 John 4:1-3).
In the New Testament the Apostles, took over the role of Scriptural proclamation from the Old Testament Prophets.
Serving/Ministering (John 13:10-17)
Do you understand what I have done for you? he asked them. You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
The Greek word for serving is diakonia (diakonia), meaning to aid.
It can be interpreted as the God-given ability to identify the unmet needs involved in a task and to make use of available resources to meet those needs and help accomplish the desired goals.
The secularized definition of serving used in this article is the ability to elevate any need for another (without concern or desire for rank or recognition) that will help or free that person to work more effectively.
Diakonia does not imply a position of low status for the one performing the service, rather, according to Collins, status is not related to this gift of service.
This helps differentiate the notion of service from servitude or slavery. The “server” chooses to serve rather than is left with no option but to serve.
Jewett posits that diakonia in first-century Rome carried a general meaning of waiting on tables, running errands, being ready and available to help, but not that the term connoted menial or subservient tasks or that the person serving was seen as a slave/servant.
Verses with the word diakonia.
But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to him, and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”
. . . to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.
Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.
And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea..
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark.
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody were members of a group.
There was an important job to do and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody would have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody would do it, but Nobody realized that Anybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody, blamed Somebody, when Nobody did, what Anybody could have done.
There is a clever young fellow named “Somebody Else”, there is nothing this fellow can’t do. He is busy from morning ’til way late at night, just substituting for you.
You’re asked to do this, and asked to do that, and what is the ready reply? “Get somebody else, I’m too busy, he can do it much better than I!”
There’s so much to do in our service, so much and the workers so few, And “Somebody else” is weary and worn, just substituting for you!
So the next time you’re asked to do something worthwhile, come back with this ready reply. If “Somebody else” can lend time and support, you can bet your last dime, so can I.
Unless otherwise stated, Scripture quotations are taken from the NIV:
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV®
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™
Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB:
New American Standard Bible®,
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
Used by permission. (http://www.Lockman.org)
Scripture quotations are taken from the ESV:
Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.