spiritual gifts

spiritual gifts

A concept present only in the NT, primarily in the Pauline Letters. In distinction from the “fruit of the Spirit,” which all Christians are to manifest without variation (Gal 5:22-23), the gifts of the Spirit are understood to vary from one believer to another (Rom 12:6; 1Cor 12:4-11; 1Pet 4:10). There are four prominent listings of the Spirit’s gifts (Rom 12:6-8; 1Cor 12:8-10; 1Cor 12:28; 1Cor 12:29-30). The various gifts may be grouped under three general headings: gifts of utterance include prophecy (Rom 12:6; 1Cor 12:10; 1Cor 12:28; 1Cor 12:8; 1Cor 14:6), the ability to distinguish between true and false prophecy (1Cor 12:10; 1Cor 14:29; 1Thess 5:19-21), instruction (Rom 12:7; 1Cor 12:28; 1Cor 14:6), speaking in tongues (1Cor 12:10; 1Cor 12:28; 1Cor 14:1-19), and the ability to interpret speaking in tongues (1Cor 12:10; 1Cor 12:30; 1Cor 14:5; 1Cor 14:13); gifts of practical ministry include caring for the needy (Rom 12:7-8), forms of assistance (1Cor 12:28), and leadership (Rom 12:8; 1Cor 12:28); gifts of wonder-working faith include healing (1Cor 12:9; 1Cor 12:28) and performing miracles (1Cor 12:10; 1Cor 12:28). The gift of apostleship, ranked first in (1Cor 12:28), is active in all three ways: in the ministry of the word (1Cor 1:17; 1Cor 4:17), in pastoral care (Rom 15:25-29; Philemon), and in the working of miracles (2Cor 12:12; Gal 3:5). Additional lists of gifts found in (Eph 4:11 and 1Pet 4:10-11) refer only to intelligible utterance and practical ministry (not speaking in tongues or miracle working).

Gal 5:22-23

The Fruit of the Spirit
22By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,23gentleness, and self-control. ... View more

Rom 12:6

6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith;

1Cor 12:4-11

4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;6and there are varieties of activities, but it is ... View more

1Pet 4:10

10Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.

Rom 12:6-8

6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith;7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching;8the exhorte ... View more

1Cor 12:8-10

8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,9to another faith by the sam ... View more

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 12:29-30

29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?30Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?

Rom 12:6

6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith;

1Cor 12:10

10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpreta ... View more

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 12:8

8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

1Cor 14:6

6Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you in some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or te ... View more

1Cor 12:10

10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpreta ... View more

1Cor 14:29

29Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.

1Thess 5:19-21

19Do not quench the Spirit.20Do not despise the words of prophets,21but test everything; hold fast to what is good;

Rom 12:7

7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching;

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 14:6

6Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you in some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or te ... View more

1Cor 12:10

10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpreta ... View more

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 14:1-19

Gifts of Prophecy and Tongues
1Pursue love and strive for the spiritual gifts, and especially that you may prophesy.2For those who speak in a tongue do not spea ... View more

1Cor 12:10

10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpreta ... View more

1Cor 12:30

30Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?

1Cor 14:5

5Now I would like all of you to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. One who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interp ... View more

1Cor 14:13

13Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray for the power to interpret.

Rom 12:7-8

7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching;8the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in che ... View more

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

Rom 12:8

8the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 12:9

9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 12:10

10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpreta ... View more

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 12:28

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

1Cor 1:17

17For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power.

1Cor 4:17

17For this reason I sent you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ Jesus, as I teach them everywhere in ... View more

Rom 15:25-29

25At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem in a ministry to the saints;26for Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to share their resources with the poor a ... View more

2Cor 12:12

12The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, signs and wonders and mighty works.

Gal 3:5

5Well then, does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

Eph 4:11

11The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,

1Pet 4:10-11

10Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.11Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the ... View more

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