Lesson 13 Spiritual Gifts pt 2

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The Essentials of the Christian Faith

LESSON 13 Spiritual Gifts PT 2.

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. GRACE” Gifts

“Grace” Gifts”, called “CHARIS CHARISMATA” in Greek, are gifts given by the Holy Spirit that ______________ 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 And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace (charin) given to us, let each exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
There are 7 Gifts in this list found in the Book of Romans that we will study and most Christians have a _________ of these MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS.

Your dominate gift or gifts will modify the other proportion of gifts you may have been given by the Holy Spirit and what makes you uniquely YOU!

  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: __________

II. Obstacles to Gift Flow.

  1. Fear of the unknown and not trusting in Christ’s strength

  2. Anger or bitterness

  3. Role-playing in an area you are not gifted in

  4. Irresponsibility-You just don’t care about serving

  5. Habitual sin in one’s life (especially not forgiving others)

  6. Insensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading

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

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 (1 Peter 3:15)

  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)

III. Conclusion (1 Peter 4:11)
The ultimate purpose of serving one another through our gifts is to _________ ___________!

APPLICATION…As a result of knowing God gave me a Spiritual Gift or Gifts to serve others in my local church, I will…

  1. DO NOTHING ______________________________

  2. KEEP SERVING ____________________________

  3. START SERVING ___________________________

When, Where, How?

The Difference between Gifts and Talents

Talents have to do with techniques and methods, gifts have to do with spiritual abilities. Talents depend on natural ability, gifts on spiritual endowment. Talents instruct, inspire, or entertain on a natural level. However, when a gift is exercised, something supernatural happens in and through the one who is ministering.




Common grace of the spirit

Special grace of the spirit

Time Given

Present from natural birth

Present from new birth


Natural ability

Spiritual endowment


Instruction, entertainment, inspiration on a natural level

Spiritual growth of saints, Christian service in the church to build others up

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