December 3, 2023 | Doug Sauder
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The gifts of the Spirit are gifts granted by the Holy Spirit that are designed for the building up of the church. There are different gifts that the Spirit will give us at different times to accomplish the work God has for us.
The gifts of the Spirit are gifts of grace granted by the Holy Spirit to individual Christians. These gifts are to be exercised under the lordship of Christ for the building up of His body, the church. Christians are not to think too highly or lowly about the gifts that God has given them but are to remember that it is God who has sovereignly and wisely given them; each gift is needed. Each Christian is baptized in the Spirit at conversion, and thus each Christian is to be faithful to the gift that God has given them and, most importantly, seek to fulfill their gift in love for God and other Christians.
Below is a table of the different spiritual gifts listed in the New Testament:
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
And God has appointed in the church:
And He gave:
Spiritual gifts are given by the Holy Spirit to individuals “for the common good” and not the elevation of any person or gift.
Want to discover your gifts? Take this test to help you better understand how God has gifted you to live out your purpose and accomplish the good work He has for you!