Gifts - Supernatural, Talents & Fruitfulness
Romans 12:3-8 NIV
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Core Learning - We all have a gift to give
Romans 12:3-8 Gifts
Prophecy is listening and speaking it out
Serving/Ministry is being empowered to serve people in a way that serves people best
Teaching is empowered to teach people about God and the word of God
Exhortation is encouraging people
Giving is having lots of faith to give great amounts
Leadership is having a gift to lead people and help them
Mercy is the gift of being kind hearted and caring to people that don't always deserve it
1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Gifts
We are given spiritual gifts to help each other
Word of wisdom - wise advice
Word of knowledge - special knowledge
Faith - gift to have faith for great things
Healing and miracles - we can't do those without us
Prophecy - Gods words
Discerning of spirits - knowing what's of the Holy Spirit and what's not of the Holy Spirit
Tongues - speaking in a different language acts 3&4
Interpretation of tongues - translating what they are praying
"....You do not have because you do not ask"
All the gifts may look different on the outside but they are all worth the same and are of the same value as each other.
To receive them we have to take them and open them up.
What if we got to heaven and had a vault full of gifts that we hadn't used while we were on earth
God wants us to use our gifts till they are worn out.
They are there for us to help others.
1 Corinthians 14:1
'Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.'
You never miss the gift when you purse the gift giver.