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1 1Corinthians 12:1-11 “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.”

2 Romans 12:6-8 The 7 foundational gifts: 1. Prophecy 2. Serving (helps)
3. Teaching 4. Exhortation (encouragement) 5. Giving 6. Leadership 7. Mercy

3 Example Suppose a family of seven, all having one of these gifts, is sitting around the dinner table and a neighbour lady brings in a beautiful cake, but drops it. Each of them will probably react in this way:

4 “See what happens when you’re not careful!”
Prophecy “See what happens when you’re not careful!”

5 “Wait, I’ll help you clean up!”
Serving “Wait, I’ll help you clean up!”

6 Teaching “I watched you coming in and the reason for the cake falling was that you were not walking straight and holding it the right way.”

7 “The next time you better have someone else help you.”
Exhortation “The next time you better have someone else help you.”

8 “Here is $20, go buy another cake.”
Giving “Here is $20, go buy another cake.”

9 Leadership “John, you get a mop. And Mary, you help with the cleaning up. Joanna, you go and buy another cake.”

10 Mercy “You poor thing, don’t worry about it, this could have happened to anybody.”

11 Do you recognize yourself in any of these?

12 1Corinthians 12:1-11 “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.”

13 The Right People … In the Right Places … For the Right Reasons … At the Right Time!

14 "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
"In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all others." Romans 12:5 "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." I Corinthians 12:7

15 1 Corinthians 12 Now to each one the manifestation (gift) of the Spirit is given. (v. 7) He gives them to each one, just as he determines. (v. 11) God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. (v. 18)

16 What are Spiritual gifts?
Spiritual Gifts are special abilities given by the Holy Spirit and distributed to every believer according to God’s design and grace for the common good of the body of Christ.

17 Spiritual Gifts are NOT …
Natural talents The fruit of the Spirit Church positions Christian disciplines

18 Do you have the Holy Spirit? Rom.8:9
Spiritual gifts What are your spiritual gifts? What are the special abilities the Holy Spirit has enabled you with? How does the Holy Spirit want to manifest Himself through you? Do you have the Holy Spirit? Rom.8:9

19 A List of Spiritual Gifts
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 1. Wisdom 2. Knowledge 3. Faith 4. Healing 5. Miracles 6. Prophecy 7. Discernment 8. Tongues 9. Interpretation

20 A List of Spiritual Gifts
1 Corinthians 12:28 11. Apostleship 12. Teaching 13. Helps 14. Administration

21 A List of Spiritual Gifts
Romans 12:6-8 14. Encouragement 15. Giving 16. Leadership 17. Mercy

22 A List of Spiritual Gifts
Ephesians 4:11 18. Evangelism 19. Shepherding 1 Peter 4:9 20. Hospitality

23 A List of Spiritual Gifts
Exodus 31:3–5 21. Craftsmanship 1 Timothy 2:1–2 22. Intercession Psalm 150:3–5 23. Creative Communication

24 Alphabetical list of Gifts
1. Administration 2. Apostleship 3. Craftsmanship 4. Creative Communication 5. Discernment 6. Encouragement 7. Evangelism 8. Faith

25 Alphabetical list of Gifts
9. Giving 10. Healing 11. Helps 12. Hospitality 13. Intercession 14. Interpretation 15. Leadership 16. Mercy

26 Alphabetical list of Gifts
17. Miracles 18. Prophecy 19. Shepherding 20. Teaching 21. Tongues 22. Word of Knowledge 23. Word of Wisdom

27 1. Administration “The God given ability to plan procedures to accomplish ministry goals, to develop strategies to reach these goals and to help ministries to become more effective. Also, to create order and to manage responsibilities so as to increase the church’s organizational effectiveness.”

28 2. Apostleship “The God given ability to start new churches and ministries and oversee their development. People with this gift desire to reach people in other communities or countries and are able to adapt to other cultures.”

29 3. Craftsmanship “The God given ability to work creatively with all kinds of materials so as to assist the church and individuals in their ministries. They are skilled and love to work with their hands to further the kingdom of God.”

30 4. Creative Communication
“The God given ability to make known God’s word and truth through numerous art forms. People with this gift will use music, drama, writing, art and other ways to proclaim God’s message.”

31 5. Discernment “The God given ability to distinguish between truth and error, and to identify deception in character and in relationships. Discernment is a keen sense of insight that enables someone to recognize potential or actual problems in relationships, imbalance in teachings, the presence of demonic activity, or misuse of scripture.”

32 6. Encouragement (Exhortation)
“The God given ability to reassure, strengthen, and affirm those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith. To minister words of comfort, consolation, encouragement and counsel to other members of the Body in such a way that they feel helped and healed. They encourage people to accept and trust the promises of God”

33 7. Evangelism “The God given ability to readily share the gospel with unbelievers in such a way that men and women often become Jesus’ disciples and responsible members of the Body of Christ. People with this gift seek opportunities in different ways to talk to unbelievers so as to communicate the good news to them. Their passion is the unconverted.”

34 8. Faith “The God given ability to trust God's word and will, acting on it with unwavering belief, confident in His ability to overcome obstacles, so as to accomplish His purposes. They boldly go forward and lead others, trusting God to fulfil His promises.”

35 9. Giving “The God given ability to contribute money and material resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality. To give well beyond normal levels, either through wealth or faith. God has often blessed this person with financial ability through increased income or other means in order to build up the Kingdom of God.”

36 10. Healings “The God given ability to be God's channel to restore people to health. This may be physical, but can also be emotional, relational and spiritual.”

37 11. Helps (Serving) “The God given ability to accomplish practical and necessary tasks, thus enabling others to increase the effectiveness of their own spiritual gifts. People with this gift often enjoy doing routine tasks in order to free others to do the ministry God has called them to do. This gift has as much spiritual value as any other and is of great importance.”

38 12. Hospitality “The God given ability to provide an open house and a warm welcome to those in need of fellowship, food and lodging. Those with this gift have an acute awareness of visitors and have a desire to make all people feel welcome. They enjoy having visitors in their home, and are usually not bothered if someone stops by and their home is not spotless. They are a key to helping new people become a part of the group.”

39 13. Intercession “The God given ability to pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis and see specific answers to their prayers, to a degree much greater than that which is expected of the average Christian. Those with this gift often feel compelled to pray for specific requests when they are made known. Intercessors often have an acute understanding that prayer is genuinely a conversation with God, and when left alone, find themselves engaged in prayer. They also realize the spiritual battle going on and the difference they can make.”

40 14. Interpretation “The God given ability to make known the message of one who speaks in tongues. To interpret an utterance given in tongues into the common language of those present.”

41 15. Leadership “The God-given ability to instil vision, motivate and lead others in accomplishing the work of the ministry. People with this gift know where they are going, inspire others and provide direction.”

42 16. Mercy “The God given ability to minister cheerfully and appropriately to people who are suffering. Persons with this gift enjoy serving alongside hurting people. They have a strong desire to remove the pain or discomfort in the lives of others while at the same time remaining strong in their own faith. The person with mercy comes next to that person, empathizing deeply with the pain, but offering God's solution for healing.”

43 17. Miracles “The God given ability to obtain exceptional interventions of God's power that glorify Him and give evidence of His grace. This gift often accompanies the gift of apostleship and evangelism. Miracles can accompany the preaching of the message where there is a question about its truthfulness. They authenticate God's message but do not cause faith.”

44 18. Prophecy “The God given ability to proclaim God's truth with power and clarity in a timely and culturally sensitive fashion for correction, repentance, or edification. A person with this gift has an amazing ability to understand biblical truth and to apply it to the events and nuances of culture. When they are effective, others often feel uncomfortable because God convicts them through the person with this gift.”

45 19. Shepherding “The God given ability to guide, care for, and nurture individuals or groups in the body of Christ as they grow in faith. Shepherds like to spend time with people, feeding, protecting and disciplining in love. They gravitate towards building discipleship relationships. Gifted shepherds are a good balance for the gifted administrator or leader.”

46 20. Teaching “The God given ability to understand, clearly explain, and apply the Word of God to the lives of listeners, causing change. They have a real thirst for knowledge and have an insatiable desire to share that knowledge. They teach the whole counsel of God, giving attention to detail and accuracy. They love to study God’s Word.”

47 21. Tongues “The God given ability to express praise and worship to God in an unknown spiritual language. This is a spiritual ability to communicate directly between our spirit and God in an unknown language. The gift of tongues, according to 1 Corinthians 14, is primarily for self-edification.”

48 22. Word of Knowledge “The God given ability to receive spontaneous knowledge of fact or detail about a person or situation that has not been discovered through natural inquiry.” “The God given ability to understand in an exceptional way the great truths of God's Word and to make them relevant to specific situations in the church.”

49 23. Word of Wisdom “The God-given ability to receive divine insight in how to respond to complex and difficult problems and situations.” “The God given ability to apply spiritual knowledge effectively. A person with this gift enjoys skilfully applying biblical knowledge to a variety of life situations. They seem to have more common sense than the average person.”

50 How to discover your spiritual gifts?
Come tomorrow night. (Bring pen or pencil)

51 Add up the colums and enter the total in the empty boxes.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S Place your score to each statement in the appropriate box, use the following scale: 3 = always true 2 = often 1 = somtimes 0 = never Add up the colums and enter the total in the empty boxes. Answer according to who you are, not who you would like to be or think you should be. Be honest with yourself.

52 Spiritual Gifts A = administration J = leadership
B = craftsmanship K = mercy C = creative communication L = apostleship D = encouragement M = prophecy E = faith N = evangelism F = giving O = shepherding G = helps P = teaching H = hospitality Q = discernment I = intercession R = knowledge S = wisdom Healing, interpretation, miracles and tongues have been left out, as it is quite clear whether a believer has one of these gifts or not. My three highest scores: My gifts: : :

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