Monthly Archives: May 2007

Spiritual gifts definition list

hey…

here’s the more elaborate definitions for the gifts from the survey tt u all took on sun, so have a look!

Creative communication
Definition: To communicate God’s truth through a variety of art forms
Related verses: 2 Sam 6:14-15; Psalms 150:3-5; Mark 4:2, 33

Shepharding
Definition: To nurture, care for, and guide people toward on-going spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ
Related verses: John 10:1-18; Eph 4:11-12; 1 Peter 5:1-4

Teaching
Definition: To communicate information relevant to the health and ministry of the church. The divine enablement to understand, clearly explains, and applies the word of God, causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of listeners
Related verses: Acts 18:24-28; Acts 20:20-21; Romans 12:7; 1 Cor 12:28-29; Eph 4:11-14; 2 Tim 2:2

Wisdom
Definition: To know the mind of the Holy Spirit in such a way, as to recieve insight into how given knowledge may best be applied to specific needs arising in the body of Christ
Related verses: Acts 6:3-10; 1 Cor 2:1-13; 1 Cor 12:8; James 1:5-6; 2 Peter 3:15

Knowledge
Definition: To discover, accumulate, analyze, and clarify information and ideas which are pertinent to the growth and well-being of the body. The divine enablement to bring truth to the body through a revelation or biblical insight
Related verses: Mark 2:6-8; John 1:45-50; Acts 5:1-11; 1 Cor 2:14; 1 Cor 12:8; Col 2:2-3

Encouragement
Definition: To minister words of comfort, consolation, counsel and encouragement, to other members of the body in such a way that they feel helped and healed. The divine enablement to present truth so as to strengthen, comfort, or urge to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith.
Related verses: Acts 11:22-24; Acts 14:22; Acts 15:30-32; Rom 12:8; 1 Tim 4:13; Heb 10:25

Discernment
Definition: To know with assurance whether certain behavious purported to be of God is in reality divine, human or Satanic. The divine enablement to distinguish between truth and error, to discern the spirits, differentiating between good and evil, right and wrong
Related verses: Matt 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11; Acts 16:16-18; 1 Cor 12:10; 1 John 4:1-6

Giving
Definition: To contribute their money and resources to the work of the Lord with liberality and cheerfulness
Related verses: Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4; Rom 12:8; 2 Cor 6:8; 2 Cor 8:1-7; 2 Cor 9:2-8

Help or Service
Definition: To invest the talents they have in the life and ministry of other members of the body, thus enabling them to increase their effectiveness. This special ability is to identify the unmet needs involved in a task related to God’s work, and to make use of available resources to meet those needs and help accomplish the desired results
Related Verses: Mark 15:40-41; Luke 8:2-3; Acts 6:1-4; Acts 9:36; Rom 12:7; Rom 16:1-2; 1 Cor 12:28; Gal 6:2, 10; 2 Tim 1:16-18; Titus 3:14

Mercy
Definition: To feel genuine empathy and compassion for individuals who suffer distressing physical, mental, or emotional problems, and to cheerfully and practically help them so that their sufferings are alleviated and Christ’s love is reflected
Related verses: Matt 5:7; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 10:25-37; Acts 11:28-30; Acts 16:33-34; Rom 12:8

Missionary
Definition: To minister whatever other spiritual gifts they have in a second culture
Related verses: 1 Cor 9:19-23; Acts 8:4; Acts 13:2-3; Acts 22:21; Rom 10:15; Eph 3:8-9

Evangelist
Definition: To share the gospel with unbelievers in such a way that men and women become Jesus’ disciples and responsible members of the body of Christ
Related verses: Luke 19:1-10; Acts 8:5-6, 26-40; Acts 14:21; Acts 21:8; Eph 4:11-14; 2 Tim 4:5

Hospitality
Definition: To care for people by providing fellowship, food and shelter
Related verses: Acts 16:14-15; Rom 12:9-13; Rom 16:23; Heb 13:1-2; 1 Peter 4:9-10

Faith
Definition: To discern with extraordinary confidence the will and purpose of God for his work. The divine enablement to act on God’s promises with confidence and unwavering belief in God’s ability to fulfill his purposes
Related verses: Acts 11:22-24; Acts 27:21-25; Rom 4:18-21; 1 Cor 12:9; 1 Cor 13:2; Heb 11

Leadership
Definition: To cast vision and set goals in accordance with God’s purpose for the future and to communicate these goals to others in such a way they they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those goals for the glory of God
Related verses: Luke 9:51; Luke 22:25-26; Acts 7:10; Acts 15:7-11; Rom 12:8; 1 Tim 5:17; Heb 13:17

Administration
Definition: To understand clearly the immediate and long-range goals of particular unit of the body of Christ, and to devise and execute effective plans and procedures for the accomplishment of those goals
Related verses: Ex 18:13-26; Luke 14:28-30; Acts 6:1-7; Acts 27:11; Rom 12:8; 1 Cor 12:28

Craftmanship
Definition: To creatively design and/or construct items to be used for ministry
Related verses: Ex 31:3; Ex 35″31-35; 2 Kings 22:5-6; Acts 9:36-39

Intercession
Definition: To pray on behalf of and for others for extended periods of time on a regular basis, and see frequent and specific answers to their prayers
Related verses: John 17:9-26; Acts 12:12; Rom 8:26-27; Col 1:9-12; Col 4:12-13; 1 Tim 2:1-2; James 5:14-16

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