1Co 12:8-10, 28; Rom 12:1-8; Eph 4:11; 1Pe 4:10-11.
ROMANS-474-130113 - length: 73:26 - taught on Jan, 13 2013
The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts
What is a “Spiritual Gift”?
Similar but different: things sometimes confused with spiritual gifts
Offices in the church
pastor or elder in a church
spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher
Office of deacon
spiritual gift of helps or administration
The fruit of the Spirit
|Spiritual gifts||Fruit of the Spirit|
|One gift||All fruit|
|At salvation||After salvation|
“Gifts of the Spirit are that without which the Church cannot subsist in the world, nor can believers be useful unto one another and the rest of mankind, unto the glory of Christ, as they ought to be.”
John Owen, Puritan
Developing the capacity you need to function effectively in your spiritual gift.
The major passages in the New Testament on the spiritual gifts all talk about how vital it is to develop capacity to exercise your gift effectively: Rom 12, 1Co 12-14, Eph 4, 1Pe 4.
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
The individual spiritual gifts found in the New Testament
Much of the material on spiritual gifts in 1st Corinthians was written in order to fix what was wrong with the church at Corinth when it came to their lack of understanding and abuse of spiritual gifts.
Romans explains the Good News of the Gospel. It presents essential foundational principles for believers and local assemblies in all places and times.
Ephesians explains the mystery of the church, the one universal body of Christ consisting of all church age believers.
1 Peter explains how to handle suffering as a Christian will give us a compact summary of the spiritual gifts that we can use to categorize them neatly and accurately.
Their purpose is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, the one who is full of grace and truth.
They are given for the common good, to build up and edify other believers.
They are to promote unity in the royal family.
the word of wisdom, the gift of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, distinguishing of spirits or discernment, tongues, and the interpretation of tongues.
In 1CO 12:28, we have the gifts of apostles, prophets, teachers, miracles, healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
In 1CO 13:8, there are gifts of prophecy, the gift of tongues, and the word of knowledge.