What Are Spiritual Gifts In The Bible
Spiritual gifts are a unique way that God empowers his people for ministry. They’re given to each of us so we can help each other grow in the faith and serve others. In this post, we’ll look at what the Bible says about spiritual gifts, how they work in the church and how you can use them to reach others for Jesus Christ!
When you come to faith in Jesus Christ, you experience the new birth.
- When you come to faith in Jesus Christ, you experience the new birth.*
The phrase “new birth” is a metaphor for salvation. It refers to being born again. It also refers to being born of the Spirit and even being regenerated or made alive. When you’re born again as a Christian, it means that God gives us eternal life through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection on our behalf (John 3:3). The Apostle Paul wrote in Titus 2:11-14: “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people…and teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly passions.”
You can also see Paul’s list of spiritual gifts in Romans 12:3-13. It includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The list continues with prophecy (foretelling events), service (to serve others), teaching (to teach the word of God to others), exhortation (encouragement by example) giving leadership mercy wisdom!
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit.
The Bible teaches that there are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit. There is one body, with many members (Romans 12:4-5). Each member participates in the body by using his or her spiritual gift. This verse says that we are to use our gifts for building up one another and not to build ourselves up. We should use them in love and with humility (1 Corinthians 12:25-27).
Romans 12:3 says we should do good to all people especially those who belong to God’s church. The word “church” means “called out ones.” These are people who have been called out from the world into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. They have repented of their sins and turned away from them so they can be saved from hell and spend eternity in heaven with God and His people!
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Here’s a list of the spiritual gifts in the Bible:
- Prophecy (The ability to speak God’s revelation.)
- Pastors/Teaching (The role of shepherding and training people.)
- Leadership/Governance (The ability to lead and administer the church.)
- Mercy/Evangelism (The ability to bring life and hope to those who are broken.)
- Hospitality (The ability to welcome others into our lives.)
- Giving/Ministry (The work of supporting other people financially, like missionaries or pastors.)
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
When you read the scriptures or listen to a sermon, what are your thoughts about spiritual gifts? Do you think of them as something that helps you serve others? Or do you see them as something that helps you serve yourself and your own goals?
Spiritual gifts are for helping people. They give us an opportunity to use our abilities and talents to serve God and each other—that’s their purpose! Spiritual gifts were given so we could do good things for others: sharing the Gospel with unbelievers, encouraging believers, testifying of Christ’s love in word or deed, forgiving sins (1 Corinthians 12:8-10), being examples of godliness (2 Timothy 3:12), teaching others so they can learn from our experience how God works in their lives…
1 Peter 4:10-11
The Bible says that God has given spiritual gifts to the church so that we can help one another. When we don’t use these gifts, it’s like a body without a head—it can’t function properly.
The apostle Peter says, “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10). The word “gift” here means something special or unusual that you have been given by God (Romans 12:6; Hebrews 6:4). We receive our gifts from God because of his grace and mercy toward us in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Each person is given different spiritual gifts according to what he needs or what other people need from him in his particular situation (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-12). For example, if someone doesn’t have much money but he wants to help others financially, then maybe his gift will be prophecy so he can give them advice on how they should spend their money more responsibly!
Spiritual gifts are a unique way that God empowers his people for ministry.
Spiritual gifts are a unique way that God empowers his people for ministry. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to those who believe in God. Spiritual gifts help you to serve others in the church, and they are given to you by the Holy Spirit.
The Bible talks about many different kinds of spiritual gifts, such as teaching and leading (1 Corinthians 12:28–30; Ephesians 4:11–12). These spiritual gifts help you share your faith with others.
Spiritual gifts are a unique way that God empowers his people for ministry. Spiritual gifts are not something that you can earn or deserve. They are given freely by God and they come with a responsibility to use them in his service—they should not be used for personal gain or self-promotion. As Christians, we may have different kinds of spiritual gifts but we all share one Spirit who gives us these abilities so we can serve each other.