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Spiritual Gifts The term "spiritual gifts" from the Greek word charisma (gifts) and pneumatika (spirits).

They are the plural forms of charisma, meaning "an expression of grace" and pneumatikon which means "the expression of the Spirit." Although there are varieties of gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4), in general, spiritual gifts are given by God through (special abilities, offices, or demonstrations) for works of service, to benefit and strengthen the body of Christ as a whole. There are many different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit. There are different types of service, but the same Lord (Jesus is Lord of all). (1 Corinthians 12:4-5,. Acts 10:36) Each one should use the gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. (1 Pet. 4:10) As each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to everyone else. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. (Romans 12:4-6a) Although opinions differ on the actual number of spiritual gifts, God's Word clearly indicates a wide variety of gifts. You will find over twenty Greek words used for the gifts listed in the key passages of spiritual gifts. Here you will find definitions of these possibilities. You will also find an additional list of five possible gifts that are not in the key passages of spiritual gifts. In the scripture references listed by the gifts the context of the verses contains the same original language of spiritual gifts used in key passages. This list spiritual gifts is limited to the possibilities contained in the key passages gifts and those suggested by the context. Here are a few different gifts of the Spirit list (with definitions) from many sources. Romans 12 1) Exhortation: Rom. 12:08 - to come alongside someone with words of encouragement, comfort, comfort and advice to help them become all that God wants it to be (Greek: paraklesis - calling our side). 2) Give: Rom. 12:08 - to share what material resources you have with liberality and cheerfulness without thought of return. 3) Leadership: Rom. 12:08 - standing in front of people, so as to assist the direction of the body with such care and diligence in order to motivate others to get involved in achieving these goals. 4) Mercy: Rom. 12:08 - be sensitive to the suffering, whether physical, mental or emotionally, to feel genuine sympathy with their misery, speaking words of compassion but moreso caring for them with acts of love to help alleviate their distress. 5) Prophecy: Rom. 12:06, 1 Cor. 12:10, Eph. 04:11 - to speak forth God's message to his people (Greek: prophetes - the fourth-talking of the will of God, 'pro' = light, 'phemi' = speak). 6) Service: Rom. 12:07 - to identify undone tasks in God's work, however menial, and use available resources to do the job (Greek word diakonia - deacon assistant = 'diako' to run errands)

7) Teaching Rom. 12:07, 1 Cor. 12:28, Eph. 04:11 - to instruct others in the Bible in a logical and systematic manner in order to communicate relevant information for true understanding and growth. 1 Corinthians 12 8) Administration: 1 Cor. 12:28 - to direct the body towards God-given goals and guidelines for planning, organizing and supervising others (Greek: kubernesis - to lead, guide, rods). 9) Apostle, Eph. 4:11, 1 Cor. 12:28 - to be sent to the new frontiers with the gospel, providing leadership of the church bodies and maintaining authority over spiritual matters belonging to the church (Greek: Apostolos - 'apo' = a 'stello '= send, which is sent). 10) Discernment: 1 Cor. 12:10 - clearly distinguish truth from error in judging whether the behavior or teaching is from God, the power of Satan, human error, or human. 11) Faith: 1 Cor. 12:8-10 - be firmly convinced of the power of God and is committed to fulfill His will and purpose and to show trust in Him and His Word that circumstances and obstacles do not shake conviction. 12) Cure (Healings): 1 Cor. 12:9,28,30 - to be used as a means by which God makes all people, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. 13) Supports: 1 Cor. 12:28 - support or help others in the body to release them for ministry. 14) Knowledge: 1 Cor. 12:08 - to try to learn everything about the Bible as possible by obtaining as much information and analyze data. Miracles 15): 1 Cor. 12:10,28 - to be enabled by God to accomplish great feats that witnesses recognize the supernatural origin and a half. 16) Languages (Tongues): 1 Cor. 12:10, 14:27-28 - to speak in a language not previously learned to unbelievers can hear God's message in their own language or in the body is built. 17) The interpretation of tongues: 1 Cor. 12:10, 14:27,28 - to translate the message from someone who has spoken in tongues. 18) Wisdom: 1 Cor. 12:08 - to apply knowledge to life in such a way as to make spiritual truths quite relevant and practical, appropriate in situations of life and daily decisions. Ephesians 4 19) Evangelism: Eph. 04:11 - to be a messenger of good news of the gospel (Greek: euaggelistes - preacher of the gospel; eu = good, angelos = message - messenger of the good). 20) Pastor: Eph. 4:11 - be spiritually responsible to care, protect, guide and nurture a group of believers entrusted to our care. 21) Teaching Rom. 12:07, 1 Cor. 12:28, Eph. 04:11 - to instruct others in the Bible in a logical and systematic manner in order to communicate relevant information for true understanding and growth. Miscellaneous 22) Celibacy: 1 Cor. 7:7,8 - to voluntarily remain single without regret and with the ability to maintain controlled sexual impulses in order to serve the Lord without

distraction. 23) Hospitality: 1 Pet. 4:9,10 - to warmly welcome people, including foreigners, at home or church as a means to serve those in need of food or lodging (Greek: philoxenos - the love of strangers, "philos "= love 'xenos' = odd). 24) Martyrdom: 1 Cor. 13:03 - to give his life to suffer or be put to death for the cause of Christ. 25) Mission: Eph. 3:6-8 - to minister in another culture. 26) Voluntary Poverty: 1 Cor. 13:03 - to live deliberately poor lifestyle to serve and help others with their material resources. Any gift you may have and all of us have at least one of them, which is the gift of faith, to be exact - since no one can be saved without it, use it for His glory!