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Pray: Father, I praise You for spiritual gifts. I ask You to help me walk in the Spirit, to know what spiritual gifts I have and to use them in love to do Your will. I ask for and receive Your Holy Spirit with thanksgiving. In Jesus’ name.

What Are My Spiritual Gifts?

Many Christians ask: What are my spiritual gifts? The answer is found in the Bible in three main lists below.

Bible Verses on Gifts / Spiritual Gifts

“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”  Romans 12:6-8

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.”  1 Corinthians 12:7-10

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers”  Ephesians 4:11

Purpose of Spiritual Gifts

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As you study these Bible verses, you see that God gives the gifts in Romans 12, Christ gives the gifts in Ephesians 4 and the Holy Spirit gives the gifts in 1 Corinthians 12.
God wants to strengthen His church in love. 1 Corinthians 14 says:

“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.”  1 Corinthians 14:1

As Christians we are part of God’s family and need to use our gifts to help one another. Ephesians 4 explains why. It reads:

“For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ – from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”  Ephesians 4:12-16
Pray the prayer at the top of this page and God will help you use His gifts to strengthen His church.


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