Spiritual Gift – A Spiritual Gift is a sovereignly and supernaturally bestowed enablement given by the Holy Spirit to every believer. The purpose of each gift is for the believer to use his gift for the spiritual edification of fellow believers in the Church, which honors the Lord. The varieties of gifts can generally be classified into 2 categories, the speaking gifts and the serving gifts. These gifts are revealed in the following passages within the New Testament.
“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.” – Romans 12:6-8
Prophecy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Giving, Leading, Showing Mercy.
1 Cor. 12:8-10
“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 12:8-10
Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Faith, Healings, Miracles, Prophecy, Discerning of Spirits, Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues.
1 Cor. 12:28-30
“And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?” – 1 Corinthians 12:28-30
Apostleship, Prophecy, Teaching, Miracles, Healing, Helping, Administration, Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues.
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,” – Ephesians 4:11
Apostleship, Prophecy, Evangelism, Pastor/Teacher.
1 Peter 4:9-11
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Peter 4:9-11