1 Corinthians 12: 1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.
25 Spiritual Gifts
1-13 — 1 Corinthians 12: 1. Wisdom – v.8, 2. Knowledge – v.8, 3. Faith – v.9,
19-20 — Ephesians 4: 19. Evangelism – v.11, 20. Pastor – v.11
21-25 — Miscellaneous Passages: 21. Celibacy – 1 Corinthians 7:7-8 , 22. Martyrdom – 1 Corinthians 13:3, 23. Voluntary poverty – 1 Corinthians 13:32, 24. Missionary – Ephesians 3:6-8, 25. Hospitality – 1 Peter 4:9-10
In the table above are 25 unique spiritual gifts. God gives spiritual gifts to all His people, and these gifts are parallel to natural talents in many ways. Spiritual gifts, however, are received by individuals not when they are born biologically; rather, they are received when we are born again. Just as natural talents must be recognized and developed, so it is with our spiritual gifts. Every Disciple has one or more spiritual gifts to be used in serving God and in obeying His commandments.
There are tests to help you understand your spiritual gifts. A However, having a specific spiritual gift does not relieve the believer from obeying all the commandments. For example someone may have a gift of evangelism but they are still to obey the teaching part of the commandments. Or they may have the gift of mercy, but they still to keep the commandment of evangelism and the 3 parts of the great commission. B, C
Have you been concentrating on serving with your gifts while neglecting obedience to the commands of Jesus and will of God?
Notes: AA- 1 Corinthians14:23,27-28; A- For a free self-grading spiritual gifts test from Lifeway click here; B-For New Testament Commandments click here. C- I have receive help in this series on spiritual gifts from “Discover your spiritual gifts” by Gene Wilkes, click here, “The Bible Exposition Commentary” by Warren Wiersbe to buy click here, “What are the different spiritual gifts?” click here and by the Sunday School Lesson.
Henry Luke 4/16/2018
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