God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. (1 Peter 4:10)
In order to bless and build up His Church, the Lord Jesus has given every single one of His followers spiritual gifts to be used for the benefit of others! He’s the One who chooses the gifts He gives, but He encourages us to pray for and desire the best gifts, like prophecy. Everyone in Christ has a unique blend of gifts and a calling to use them for the good of the Body! These gifts are actually the different abilities and powers Christ Himself has, that He gives to us in different measures for us to use in being His hands and feet on Earth. Here are the different gifts mentioned in Scripture, and what they look like!
- Spiritual Gifts: ProphecyThe spiritual gift of prophecy is a controversial one in the Church, because the words "prophecy" and "prophet" make many believers uncomfortable, since contemporary Christians are of the notion that none of that occurs anymore.So let's see what the Word has to say about this.
- Spiritual Gifts: Service/MinistryThe Greek word "diakonia" is the root word from which we get "deacon", so that already might give you some insight into what this spiritual gift is all about. Their are certain people in the Church who just love helping out wherever they can, even if it's not in the spotlight, so to speak. They … Read more
- Spiritual Gifts: TeachingThose entrusted with the gift of teaching are called to be good and faithful stewards of the Word who study it, are transformed by it, explain it to others, and help them apply it in a way that transforms their lives as well.