The Bible tells about special gifts given to Christians by the Holy Spirit. These are not for our own personal benefit but for the benefit of the whole body. "As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's grace. " (1 Pet.4:10) Every Christian is given some gift so that together we can be complete. "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. " (I Cor. 12:12,13) We in The Word of God have experienced the goodness of the Holy Spirit giving us gifts to serve one another and those around us. Read on to learn more about the Spiritual Gifts and how you, too, can open up to the power of the Spirit in your life.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. I Cor 12:7
Here are a few of the spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible: Preaching: Understand, explain, and apply God's Word in the Bible to the lives of listeners. Tongues: Express praise and worship to God in an unknown language. Singing in the Spirit: Spontaneous worship in song led by the Holy Spirit. Prophecy: Receive and communicate God's truth for His people through an anointed proclamation. Words of Knowledge: Receive and share revealed knowledge that was not otherwise known. Healing: Restore health to an individual in the physical, emotional or spiritual realms through a direct act of God. Giving: Contribute money and material resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality. Helping: Attach spiritual value to the accomplishment of practical and necessary tasks that support the Body of Christ. Faith: Test God's will and act on it with an unwavering belief in His ability. Evangelism: Share the Gospel with people in such a way that they respond and become followers of Jesus Christ.
All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each oneindividually as he wills. I Cor 12:11
You too can experience a full life in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is given to all who give their lives to Christ, and each believer is given gifts so they can serve the Body of Christ. If you want to find out more about the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts, go to the Library, come to a Prayer Meeting, or Contact Us to find out about upcoming seminars on the Holy Spirit.