A Look at Spiritual Gifts
I don't usually like to pick one topic and expound on it. I much prefer reading an entire book of the Bible and going through it verse by verse. You learn so much more that way. However, there are several topics within the Bible that deserve our attention. One of these is the subject of Spiritual Gifts. So for the next little while we will be looking closely at the gifts God gives us. We will examine how they are supposed to work within the body of Christ and since so many new Christians (and sometimes older ones) question whether they have any gifts at all, I think it is important to have a proper understanding of not only what gifts God has given us, but how we are to use them. And we will also examine the touchy subject of whether or not some gifts no longer exist. While some say they all currently exist, others say they don't. So I hope you will join me on this journey as we look at what the Bible has to say about Spiritual Gifts.
Let us start by listing all the Spiritual Gifts available to us as listed in Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Ephesians and 2 Peter.
If I have left any out, please let me know! But this is a very good list to start with, don't you think? And aren't you amazed when you look at this list, over all that God gives us to carry out His mission here on earth? I don't know about you but it absolutely boggles my mind! We are so blessed.
Now, you may be wondering which gift you have and if you have more than one. Be assured that every Christian has at least one or more of the gifts above. What gifts do you think you have? I'd love to know and perhaps throughout this study you will learn if you have more than you thought!
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2/13/2017 08:01:14 am
Well, when I was younger, I thought I had the gifts of administration and teaching, but as I "mature" I wonder if it's just that I"m a teacher who happens (also) to be bossy. The Lord knows, and I try to follow His leading and say yes to the assignments He gives.
2/13/2017 09:05:50 am
Michele I laughed out loud at your "bossy" statement. Maybe that's a requirement of being a teacher?
2/14/2017 09:57:15 am
Great post by a girl who exhibits many gifts of the spirit. Thanks for expressing them. We're all blessed because you do!
2/14/2017 11:36:28 am
Aw! Thank you Sherry. Have a great day!
2/17/2017 02:52:03 pm
2/20/2017 02:12:56 pm
According to 1 Samuel 9:9 prophets used to be called seers, so they are one and the same. And yes, if I cannot find what you are talking about in the Bible then it is wrong. If it is not biblical, it is not from the Lord. Yes, we have a creative God and He is involved in our lives, but He has given us the ways and means through His Word to determine false doctrine from true. I have to wonder if you realize what the principalities in heaven are that you are "fighting" against. I recommend you read Truth or Territory by Jim Osman who has written one of the best biblically based books on Spiritual Warfare today. It will help you to understand a more biblical approach to what you are referring.
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