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Master List of Spiritual Gifts

Most of them as in the NT Church


We continue and end here with the articles that were published in
the November  2002  ACTS magazine, from the General Council of
the Churches of God (7th Day), Meridian, ID.


     The New Testament contains numerous passages which relate to
the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The following pages contain a
master list of Spiritual Gifts and suggested definitions. This
list is not meant to limit God's Spirit to only these gifts, but
represents those that are clearly presented in Scripture. While
not meant to be dogmatic or final, these definitions and
supporting Scriptures do correspond to the characteristics of
each gift.


PROPHECY

     The gift of prophecy is the special ability that God gives
to certain members of the body of Christ to receive and
communicate an immediate message of God to His people
through a divine-anointed utterance. 1 Corinthians 12:10,28;
Romans 12:6; Ephesians 4:11; Acts 15:32; Acts 21:9-11; Luke 7:26.

PASTOR

     The gift of pastor is the special ability that God gives to
certain members of the body of Christ to assume a long-term
personal responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a group of
believers. Ephesians 4:11; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; John 10:1-18; 1 Peter
5:1-3.

TEACHING

     The gift of teaching is the special ability that God gives
to certain members of the body of Christ to communicate
information relevant to the health and ministry of the body
and its members in such a way that others will learn. 1
Corinthians 12:28; Romans 12:7; Ephesians 4:11-14; Acts 18:24-28;
Acts 20:20-21.

WISDOM

     The gift of wisdom is the special ability that God gives to
certain members of the body of Christ to know the mind of the
Holy Spirit in such a way to receive insight into how given
knowledge may best be applied to specific needs arising in the
body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:8; Acts 6:3,10; 2 Peter 3:15; 1
Corinthians 2:1-13; James 1:5-6.

KNOWLEDGE

     The gift of knowledge is the special ability that God gives
to certain members of the body of Christ to discover, accumulate,
analyze and clarify information and ideas which are pertinent to
the growth and well-being of the body. 1 Corinthians 12:8; Acts
5:1-11; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Colossians 2:2-3.

EXHORTATION

     The gift of exhortation is the special ability that God
gives to certain members of the body of Christ to minister words
of comfort, consolation, encouragement and counsel to other
members of the body in such a way that they feel helped and
healed. Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:25; Acts 14:22.

DISCERNING OF SPIRITS

     The gift of discerning of spirits is the special ability God
has given to certain members of the body of Christ to know with
assurance whether certain behavior purported to be of God is in
reality divine, human or Satanic. 1 Corinthians 12:10; Acts
16:16-18; 1 John 4:1-6.

GIVING

     The gift of giving is the special ability that God gives to
certain members of the body of Christ to contribute their
material resources to the work of the Lord with liberality
and cheerfulness. Romans 12: 8; 2 Corinthians 8: 1-7; 2
Corinthians 9:2, 6-8.

HELPS

     The gift of helps is the special ability that God gives to
certain members of the body of Christ to invest the talents they
have in the life and ministry of other members of the body, thus
enabling them to increase the effectiveness of their own
spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:28; Romans 16:1-2; Acts 9:36.

MERCY

     The gift of mercy is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to feel genuine empathy and
compassion for individuals, both Christian and non-Christian, who
suffer distressing physical, mental or emotional problems, and to
translate that compassion into cheerfully-done deeds which
reflect Christ's love and alleviate suffering. Romans 12:8; Acts
16: 33-34; Luke 10:33-35; Mark 9:41.


MISSIONARY

     The gift of missionary is the special ability God has given
to certain members of the body of Christ to minister whatever
other spiritual gifts they have in another culture. 1 Corinthians

9:19-23; Acts 22:21; Acts 13:2,3; Acts 8:4; Romans 10:15.

EVANGELIST

     The gift of evangelist is the special ability God has given
to certain members of the body of Christ 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.
Ephesians 4:11; Acts 8:5-6; Acts 26:40; 2 Timothy 4:5; Acts 21:8;
Acts 14:21.

HOSPITALITY

     The gift of hospitality is the special ability God has given
certain members of the body of Christ to provide open house and
warm welcome for those in need of food and lodging. Romans
12:9-13; Hebrews 13:1-2; Acts 16:15; Romans 16:23.

FAITH

     The gift of faith is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to discern with
extraordinary confidence the will and purpose of God for the
future of His work. 1 Corinthians 12:9; Acts 27:21-25; Acts
22:22-24; Romans 4:18-21; Hebrews 11.

LEADERSHIP

     The gift of leadership is the special ability that God has
given to certain members of the body of Christ to set goals in
accordance with God's purpose for the future and to
communicate these goals to others in such a way that they
voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those
goals for the glory of God. Romans 12:8; Acts 15:7-11;
Acts 7:10; Hebrews 13:17.

ADMINISTRATION

     The gift of administration is the special ability God has
given to certain member of the body of Christ to understand
clearly the immediate and long-range goals of a particular unit
of the body of Christ and to advise and execute effective plans
for the accomplishment of those goals. 1 Corinthians 12:28; Acts
27:11; Acts 6:1-7.

MIRACLES

     The gift of miracles is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to serve as human
intermediaries through whom it pleases God to perform powerful
acts that are perceived by observers to have altered the ordinary
course of nature. 1 Corinthians 12:10,28; Acts 19:11-20; Romans
15:18-19; Acts 9:36-42.

HEALING

     The gift of healing is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to serve as human
intermediaries through whom it pleases God to cure illness and
restore health apart from the use of natural means. 1 Corinthians
12:9,28; Acts 3:1-10; Acts 5:12-16; Acts 9:32-35.

TONGUES

     The gift of tongues is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ (a) to speak to God in a
language they have never learned and/or (b) to receive and
communicate an immediate message of God to His people through a
divinely-anointed utterance in a language they have never
learned. 1 Corinthians 12:10,28; 1 Corinthians 14:13-19; Acts
19:1-7; Acts 10:44-46.

INTERPRETATION

     The gift of interpretation is the special ability God has
given to certain members of the body of Christ to make known in
the vernacular the message of one who speaks in tongues. 1
Corinthians 12:10,30; 1 Corinthians 14:13,26-28.

APOSTLE

     The gift of apostle is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to assume and exercise
general leadership over a number of churches with an
extraordinary authority in spiritual matters which is
spontaneously recognized and appreciated by those churches. 1
Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 12:12;
Ephesians 3:1-9.

CELIBACY

     The gift of celibacy is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to remain single and enjoy
it; to be unmarried and not to suffer undue sexual temptations.
1 Corinthians 7:7-8; Matthew 19:10-12

INTERCESSION

     The gift of intercession is the ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to pray for extended
periods of time on a regular basis and see frequent and
specific answers to their prayers to a degree much greater than
that which is expected of the average Christian. James 5:14-16;
1 Timothy 2:1-2; Colossians 1:9-12


MARTYRDOM

     The gift of martyrdom is the special ability God has given
to certain members of the body of Christ to undergo suffering for
the faith even to the point of death, while consistently
displaying a joyous and victorious attitude which brings glory to
God. 1 Corinthians 13:3; Acts 7:54-60; Acts 12:1-5; Acts 8:1-4.

SERVICE

     The gift of service is the special ability God has given to
certain members of the body of Christ to identify the un-met
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 goals. Romans 12:7; Acts 6:1-7; 2 Timothy 1:16-18.

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It is with thanks to Acts publication that I was able to bring
you these articles of study on Spiritual Gifts. Acts magazine is
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ACTS, The Church of God Publishing House, 1827 W. 3rd Street,
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