God has created us in his image and wants to have us to have a relationship with him and others. When we look at the Bible he has used many different people and helped them grow into the people they are today. Discovering our spiritual gifts in the body of Christ we can be who God wants us to be. When looking at the spiritual gift inventory, it helps us discover our gifts and helps to contribute in areas that would be blessed. The book says that the key to health, power, and influence of the individual Christian and the church is use of grace-gifts that God has given for effective ministry. God wants you to know and use your gifts.
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1 Corinthians 12:7-12
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free — and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
For example a definition of the gifts goes in the following way (sort them out to find your gifts):
• The gift of administration is the ability to sort our resources and persons for effective church ministries and to organize and implement them into ministry
• projects until completion with eventful results.
• The gift of humor is the ability to bring laughter and joy to situations and relationships to relieve tension, anxiety, or conflicts and to heal and free emotions
• and energies needed for effective ministries.
• The gift of wisdom is the ability to make concrete, practical, and specific applications of divine knowledge received directly from God, from one's spiritual gift of
• knowledge, or from another's shared gift or gifts.
• The gift of knowledge is the ability to ascertain and to understand the universal and timeless truths of God and to link them with the church in its mission through Christ
for justice and righteousness in the world.
• Faith is the ability to extend one's basic or saving faith to serve corporate and individual needs specifically related to the life and ministry of the church, the body
• The teacher has the ability to discern, analyze, and deliver biblical and other spiritual truths to help others to comprehend and accept the clear calling of God to
live justly and righteously.
• Prophecy is the ability to link biblical truths and God's will for today's living and the be an instrument for interpreting historic or current messages from God for
righteous and just living in today's world.
• The pastor has the ability to carry varieties of spiritual, physical, and social concerns for groups and individuals and to persist over long periods of time and
circumstances with effective caring.
• The gift of service is the ability to elevate any deed or service that aids the church or another person to a form of worship without concern or desire or rank,
popularity, position, or recognition.
• The discerning of spirits is ability to differentiate between good and evil, right and wrong, and what is of God, human nature, or evil, and to use this knowledge for the
protect or health of the body Christ.
• The give of intercessory Prayer is the ability to know when and for whom or what to pray with effective results.
• The helps ability and eagerness to aid or assist others in need to such an extent that the helper receives as much as the persons helped.
• The gift of evangelism is the ability to give such a persuasive witness to the love of God as expressed in Jesus Christ that it moves others to accept the love and to
become the disciples of Christ.
• The gift of battle is the ability to use spiritual, physical, or psychological energies with righteous force enough to confront and overcome evil that hinders the church's
mission to do God's will.
• Leadership is the ability to envision God's will and purpose for the church and to demonstrate and compelling skills in capturing the imaginations, energies, skills,
and spiritual gifts or others to pursue and accomplish God's will.
• The gift of exhortation is the ability to counsel, inspire, motivate, encourage, and strengthen others in and through their efforts to live out God's will and calling as
Christians in pain or pleasure, want or plenty.
• The gift of giving is the ability to mange one's resources of income, time, energy, and skills to exceed what is considered to be reasonable standard for giving to the
church, an amount that brings joy and power to do more for further service.
• The missionary has the ability to go beyond race, culture, subculture, creeds, nationality, or life style to serve the basic human and spiritual needs of certain
• Martyrdom, is the ability to stand firm on divinely inspired convictions and divinely directed ministries without equivocation or ulterior motives.
• Suffering is the ability to endure hardship, pain, and distress with an amount of joy and fortitude to inspire others to endure their suffering and to lead others to accept
God's offer of salvation made possible in Christ's suffering.
• The gift of healing is the ability to cure to be cured of ill conditions that hinder effective ministries for Christ, the church, or individuals.
• Craftsmanship is the ability to use physical materials and artistic skills to create, mold, carve, sculpt, draw, design, paint, repair, or photograph items necessary for
the spiritual nurture, faith development, and caring ministries
A Christian Worker’s Resources (Zondervan Life Application Bible)
God created you
God wants to have a personal relationship with you
God loves you
What is sin?
Who has sinned?
What’s so bad about sin?
Why Jesus Christ?
Why did Jesus have to die?
Your respond with belief in Christ
Your response by receiving Christ
Would you like to accept Jesus as your personal Savior?
Prayer: Dear God, I know that sin has separated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus name. Amen.
Focus on the Family
- Charity Navigator (Charity List) web app, iPhone
- PayPal (Giving Fund) web app, iPhone
- World Vision
- Red Cross - redcross.org
- Save the Children
- Justice Ventures
- Family Christian Bookstore
- Word of Life Books
- Salvation Army
- Unique Thrift Store
- Support your local church
- Mission trips
- Walmart - donates food
- Giant - save receipts
- Lotte - save receipts
Now here are 12 specific ministries that the Holy Spirit has with each and everyone of us if we would only be willing to work with Him in each one of these areas.
- Will Draw the Unsaved Sinner to Jesus
- Will Convict Both Unbelievers and Believers
- Will Regenerate Our Human Spirits
- Will Draw Us Closer to the Lord
- Will Sanctify Us in the Lord
- Will Help Us With Our Prayer Life
- Will Guide Us Into All Truth
- Will Teach Us All Things
- Will Anoint Us With His Divine Power
- Will Be Our Helper and Comforter in This Life
- The 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- The 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Theology of Christian Counseling
- The need for theology in Counseling
- Theology and counseling
- Counseling and special revelation
- Counseling and man basic environment
- God’s name and counseling
- Counseling and prayer
- Counseling and the trinity
- Counseling and human life
- Counseling and human sin
- Counseling and habit
- How sun affect thinking
- More than redemption
- Forgiveness in counseling
- Counseling and the newness of life
- Counseling and radical amputation
- Counseling and perseverance
- Counseling and suffering
- Counseling and the church
- Counseling new converts
- Counseling and church discipline
- Counseling and works of mercy
- Counseling death and dying
- Counseling and judgement