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The Essentials of the Christian Faith

LESSON 13 Spiritual Gifts PT. 1

Time in the word report______________________

Time in prayer report__________________________

I shared Christ with _______________________________ this week

I’m currently serving ___________ or am willing to start ___________

I’m tithing _________________ or plan to start ________________________

  1. Introduction

A. The church is described as the _________ ___________.1 Corinthians 12:12, 27
B. God has given each one of us a _________ _____________

1 Peter 4:10a
C. The purpose of spiritual gifts is to ________ _________ for the benefit of those in the church.

1 Peter 4:10b; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Romans 14:19

  1. Gift Confusion (Manifestation Gifts)

There are THREE ______ _____ ___________ of gifts listed in the Bible.
A. In 1 Corinthians the first type of Spiritual Gifts are called “Phanerosis” gifts, which mean a ____________________ of the Holy Spirit.
Manifestation gifts, like all Spiritual Gifts are given by the Holy Spirit as ___________________-NOT according to ________ desires, but ________ desire.

1Cor. 13:1 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.

  1. Gifted People (Domata)

The SECOND TYPE of Gifts listed in the Bible are really NOT Gifts, but Gifted __________.

Eph. 4:11-13

  1. The last list are “GRACE” Gifts

“Grace” Gifts”, called “CHARIS CHARISMATA” in Greek, are gifts given by the Holy Spirit that MOTIVATE us to serve others. They are active at all times and work in proportion to the enabling of the Holy Spirit according to His will. Romans 12:6-8
There are 7 Gifts in this list found in the Book of Romans that we will study and most Christians have a MIX of these MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS.

  1. Prophet/Perceiver

The God-given ability to communicate God’s message in relation to the truth already revealed (Jude 3). It is not necessarily or even primarily prediction. Rather, it is done for the purposes of encouraging, strengthening and comforting (1 Corinthians 14:3). These have the ability to perceive the spiritual needs of others and meet those needs through Scripture.
Body Part: _______________________

  1. Server

A server has the God-given ability to recognize a need and administer assistance to others. In relation to other believers, this releases them to utilize their God-given gifts (e.g. Deacons in Acts 6:1-6; 1 Corinthians 12:28; and Romans 12:7).
Body Part: _______________________

  1. Teacher

The God-given ability to study, research, explain and communicate truth (e.g. Paul and Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2).
Body Part: _______________________

  1. Exhorter

The God-given ability to draw near to individuals in time of need, encouraging and counseling them accurately with the Word of God, and persuading them to take courage in the face of something they must do or assuring them to take comfort because of something that has occurred (e.g. Barnabas in Acts 4:36-37; 9:26-27; 11:19-26; and 15:36-41).
Body Part: _______________________

  1. Giver

The God-given ability to give freely of what God has entrusted to them. This includes giving time, material goods and financial resources with joy and eagerness and without any “ulterior motives” that would benefit the giver (e.g. David in I Chronicles 29:1-19).
Body Part: _______________________

  1. Leadership/Administration

The God-given ability to lead others in meaningful endeavors which demonstrates personal care and concern in order to meet the needs of others and encourage their growth (E.g. fathers in I Timothy 3:4-5; 12).
Body Part: _______________________

  1. Mercy/Compassion

The God-given ability to have immediate compassion for those who are suffering combined with great joy in meeting their needs (e.g. the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37).
Body Part: _______________________

Two Important Reminders

  1. Scripture commands us to minister in many areas whether or not we have the corresponding spiritual gift.

Gifts to some Commands to all

Ministering (serving) Serve one another (Galatians 5:13)

Exhortation Exhort each other (Hebrews 10:25)

Giving All give (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Teaching Make disciples (Matthew 28:19)

Showing mercy Be kind (Ephesians 4:32)

Faith Walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Evangelism All witness (Acts 1:8)

  1. No matter what spiritual gift(s) we have received, the Christian virtue of love must accompany the exercise of those gifts; otherwise, they will prove unfruitful. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

CONCLUSION (Peter 4:11)

The ultimate purpose of serving one another through our gifts is to________________________

The Difference between Gifts and Talents


As a result of today I will ________________________________________________
NEXT WEEK- PART 2: Your Gift/Gifts in Action 

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