Teachings: Gifts-Motivational, Natural, Functional, & Spiritual

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"8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another he gives the gift of special knowledge. 9 The Spirit gives special faith to another, and to someone else he gives the power to heal the sick. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and to another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to know whether it is really the Spirit of God or another spirit that is speaking. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages,* and another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. 11 It is the one and only Holy Spirit who distributes these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have."- 1 Corinthians 12

1 Corinthians 12 New International Version (NIV)Concerning Spiritual Gifts and Diversity in the Body12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[d]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.Voltron Opener News Ministry

Number Spiritual Gifts Old Testament Example New Testament Example Today
1 Wisdom King Solomon's decision to have the baby divided (1 Kings 3; "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. "-Proverbs 15:22) Me making key decisions in life
2 Knowledge Was able to know a "customer service" of my cell-phone provider operator's concern for her child
3 Faith "Great Examples of Faith" in Hebrews 11) trusting God through life challenges
4 Healing Naamun healed after being dipped in the river 3x () "...he gave them power and authority to ..heal the sick" (Luke 9) God healed a friend of a "migrane headache" (other testimonies)
5 Miracles
6 Prophecy Prophets from Isaiah to Malachi "Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy..."-1 Corinthians 14 God given dreams "foretelling" the future (others)
7 Discernment
8 Tongues (more) "For anyone who speaks in a tongue[a] does not speak to men but to God."-1 Cor 14:2
9 Interpretation of Tongues "For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says."-1 Cor 14:13) I started to pray in tongues that sounded like Tagalog (Filipino) at a Filipino Christian Worship Service called "Hear&Obey"

Motivational Gifts

"6 God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you. 7 If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly."- Romans 12:6-8

Number Motivational Gifts Old Testament Example New Testament Example Today
1 Prophecying still under construction (1 Kings 3) Me making key decisions in life


Motivational Spiritual Gifts with Beth

" This is an excerpt from the Exploring your Uniqueness series taught by Beth Arnurius and Russ Porcella. "

*see Bible

Natural Gifts: What are your good at?-talents, skills, "God-given" gifts that He made you "special", unique, etc..

Recommended Resources


  • Motivational, Spiritual Gifts, from MCC Teachings
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    How to recognise and use Your Spiritual gifts!

    How to recognise and use Your Spiritual gifts! from lojjc on GodTube.

    *must have LOVE!!!

    Love (1 Corinthians 13)

    1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing. ...

    How to Know and Release your Spiritual Gifts, from

    How to Know and Release your Spiritual Gifts from lojjc on GodTube.

    Spiritual Gifts 1 of 3

    "Spiritual Gifts are an important part of being in the body of Christ. Purchase a Spiritual Gift Assessment written specifically for students:

  • Overview of Spiritual Gifts, from Young Ladies Christian Fellowship

  • "“A spiritual gift, quite simply, is a God-given ability for service,” said Dr. Charles C. Ryrie. In Dr. Paul Nyquist’s conference on spiritual gifts, he showed that every Christian has at least one spiritual gift (1 Peter 4:10; 1 Cor. 12:11). The gifts are given to build up the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:7; Eph. 4:12), and the purpose of these gifts is the edification of others, with a context of unity and love as the controlling attitude (1 Cor. 13).
    W e get basically all of our knowledge on spiritual gifts from the following passages: Romans 12, 1 Peter 4, 1 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4. But it is difficult to give a Biblical example of someone who possessed a specific gift because such is not stated directly in Scripture. Sometimes personality types can be assumed, but spiritual gifts are much different. Supernatural giftings are different from personality types, and are much less easily identified...


    Spiritual Fingerprint
    "..The purpose of the Gifts of Grace ministry and our Spiritual Fingerprint assessment is to equip believers in knowing who they are in Christ, by expressing the power of the Holy Spirit through serving in their spiritual fingerprint for the strengthening of someone else’s faith..."

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