1Co 12:8-10, 28; Rom 12:1-8; Eph 4:11; 1Pe 4:10-11; 1 Co 13:8.
ROMANS-476-130117 - length: 60:36 - taught on Jan, 17 2013
The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts
What is a “Spiritual Gift”?
Developing the capacity you need to function effectively in your spiritual gift.
The individual spiritual gifts found in the New Testament
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.
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.
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.
Romans explains the Good News of the Gospel. It presents essential foundational principles for believers and local assemblies in all places and times.
in ROM 12:6-8:
Ephesians explains the mystery of the church, the one universal body of Christ consisting of all church age believers.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
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.
In 1PE 4:11, we have the two kinds of gifts: serving gifts and speaking gifts.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
What are the categories of spiritual gifts?
The individual spiritual gifts and their categories.
There are two major categories of spiritual gifts found in the Bible.
a. Temporary spiritual gifts were operational during the pre-canon period of the Church Age, i.e., from approx. AD 30 to AD 96.
b. Permanent spiritual gifts function throughout the Church Age, until the Rapture of the Church, whenever that occurs.
Temporary spiritual gifts only functioned during the pre-canon period.
Permanent spiritual gifts function throughout the Church Age, but are emphasized from the time of the completion of the Canon forward.
You can further divide the temporary spiritual gifts into three kinds: foundational, sign, and revelatory.
You can further divide the permanent spiritual gifts into two kinds: speaking and serving.
the word of wisdom
the word of knowledge discerning of spirits
interpretation of tongues