Spiritual Gifts defined: supernatural power given to individuals, at the sole discretion of the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of fulfilling the mission of the Church and for the good of others.
1. Discover Your Gift, because that is part of your identity in Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor 12:1-3)
a. Motivational Gifts (1 Cor 12:4) (Romans 12:3-8)
b. Ministry Gifts ((1 Cor 12:5) (Eph 4:11-13, 1 Cor 27-31)
c. Manifestation Gifts (1 Cor 12:6) (1 Cor 12:7-11)
Example: Discernment of Spirits (1 Cor 12:10)
2. Desire Your Gift, to love like Jesus. (1 Cor 14:1)
3. Develop Your Gift, to fulfill God’s mission. (1 Cor 12:7)
Study the Scriptures.
Take spiritual gifts surveys.
Read books on topic.
Ask trusted friends for affirmation of gift(s).
“Practice, practice, practice!”
Imagine what the church can be and do if we all tapped into the power that God has given to us all through the Holy Spirit.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” (John