organizing, administering, promoting, leading.(Romans 12:8; 1 Corinthians 12:28)
passionately leading others to the saving knowledge of Christ.(Ephesians 4:11)
providing practical help both physically and spiritually.(Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 12:28))
The gifted teacher is one who has the unique ability to clearly instruct and communicate knowledge, specifically the doctrines of the faith.
The gifted leader is one who rules, presides over, or has the management of other people in the church.
The spiritual gift of faith is exhibited by one with a strong and unshakeable confidence in God, His Word, His promises, and the power of prayer to effect miracles.
Also called “exhortation,” this gift is evident in those who consistently call upon others to heed and follow God’s truth
The giver is concerned for the needs of others and seeks opportunities to share goods, money, and time with them as needs arise.
The gift of mercy is obvious in those who are compassionate toward others who are in distress.
Understanding truth with an insight that only comes by revelation from God.
This gift was exhibited by Paul (Acts 19:11-12), Peter (Acts 3:6), Stephen (Acts 6:8)
A person with the gift of interpreting tongues could understand what a tongues-speaker was saying even though he did not know the language that was being spoken.
The spiritual gifts identified in Romans 12 are prophesying, serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leadership, and mercy.
The word literally means “guide” and carries with it the idea of one who steers a ship.
The Greek word translated “prophecy” in both passages properly means “a speaking forth.”
Also referred to as “ministering,” the Greek word diakonian, from which we get the English “deacon,” means service of any kind.
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