The Holy Spirit gives believers spiritual gifts to serve the body of Christ. Some, like leading, teaching, and encouraging, are primarily expressed through words, written and spoken.
Day One: Spiritual Gifts Survey
In God's great gift of salvation, we have a number of benefits and responsibilities. Most Christians are quick to point out the personal benefits we receive with our salvation, but we are a little slower to focus on the responsibilities that come with it...
For more, see: "Is there a biblical spiritual gifts list?"
Day Two: How God Gives Gifts
Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians chapter 12 make it clear that each Christian is given spiritual gifts according to the Lord's choice. Spiritual gifts are given for the edification of the body of Christ...
Day Three: Leadership
The Bible discusses the means for the church to accomplish tasks, develop the local congregation, serve the needs of the fellowship, and help it establish a community witness. The Bible describes these means as spiritual gifts, one of which is the gift of leadership...
Day Four: Teaching
The spiritual gift of teaching is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is a gift given by the Holy Spirit, enabling one to effectively communicate the truths of the Bible to others. It is most often, but not always, used in the context of the local church...
Day Five: Encouragement
The gift of encouragement or exhortation is found in Paul's list of gifts in Romans 12:7–8. The word translated "encouragement" or "exhortation" is the Greek word paraklÚsis, related to the word paraclete...
Day Six: Word of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge
There are three spiritual gifts lists in Scripture, but only one of them mentions the gifts referred to as the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge. There is much confusion as to exactly what these two gifts are...
Day Seven: Prophecy
The spiritual gift of prophecy is listed among the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:10 and Romans 12:6. The Greek word translated "prophesying" or "prophecy" in both passages properly means to "speak forth" or declare the divine will, to interpret the purposes of God, or to make known in any way the truth of God ...
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