Spiritual Gifts part 142: Spiritual gifts are given for serving others
July 13, 2011
Spiritual Gifts Part 142: Spiritual gifts are given for serving others.
At the moment of salvation, God the Holy Spirit, in one of His seven ministries to the new believer at salvation, bestowed on you a spiritual gift.
The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts
Point 3: What is a “Spiritual Gift”?
1. All three members of the Trinity are involved in the spiritual gifts, from start to finish.
2. If there is one thing the Holy Spirit is telling us about spiritual gifts, it is that they are marked by VARIETY!!!
3. Spiritual gifts come to us from the Holy Spirit, and are supernatural in character.
All three members of the Trinity are involved in the giving of spiritual gifts.
a. God the Father as the source is documented in Heb 2:4.
God the Father ordained the spiritual gifts as a witness to our Lord Jesus Christ’s strategic victory on the cross.
b. There is also the ministry of God the Son in the distribution of spiritual gifts, Eph 4:7-8.
The Lord Jesus Christ gives the gift of gifted men who have certain communication and leadership gifts, and take the point in building up the Body of Christ.
c. God the Holy Spirit gives to each of us at salvation a spiritual gift as He wills, 1Co 12:11.
1CO 12:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
charismaa gift of grace
the root word charis means “grace”.
a gift involving grace on the part of God as the donor; a favor which one receives without any merit of his own.
God’s endowments upon believers by the operation of the Holy Spirit in the churches, Rom 12:6; 1Co 1:7,12:4,12:9,12:28,12:30-31; 1Pe 4:10 (Vine)
“extraordinary powers, …enabling Christians to serve the church of Christ, ...
“...the reception of which is due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit” (from Thayer's Greek Lexicon)
Grace is free, limitless, unmerited blessing to helpless, undeserving sinners from the loving God who is completely satisfied by the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom 11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.
endeiknumi = to show, demonstrate, prove; to manifest, to display, to put forth.It means to show ONESELF in something.