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Spiritual Gifts and Ministries

From art to teaching and listening to preaching, the Holy Spirit empowers each of us with skills and talents to use for God’s glory and the church’s mission.

God bestows upon all members of His church in every age spiritual gifts that each member is to employ in loving ministry for the common good of the church and of humanity. Given by the agency of the Holy Spirit, who apportions to each member as He wills, the gifts provide all abilities and ministries needed by the church to fulfill its divinely ordained functions. According to the Scriptures, these gifts include such ministries as faith, healing, prophecy, proclamation, teaching, administration, reconciliation, compassion, and self-sacrificing service and charity for the help and encouragement of people. Some members are called of God and endowed by the Spirit for functions recognized by the church in pastoral, evangelistic, and teaching ministries particularly needed to equip the members for service, to build up the church to spiritual maturity, and to foster unity of the faith and knowledge of God. When members employ these spiritual gifts as faithful stewards of God’s varied grace, the church is protected from the destructive influence of false doctrine, grows with a growth that is from God, and is built up in faith and love. (Acts 6:1-7; Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:7-11, 27, 28; Eph. 4:8, 11-16; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; 1 Peter 4:10, 11.)

God's Gift List

God's Gift List

About 35 years ago, after finding my faith in God again, I read something from Seventh-day Adventist Church co-founder Ellen White’s book, “The Spirit of Prophecy.“ The quote said: “The 12th and 13th...

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Spiritual Gifts and Ministries

Spiritual Gifts and Ministries

Let's read 1 John 4:4:  "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." (NIV) Gladys Aylward, a slightly built,...

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God’s Gifts

God’s Gifts

They gave us a wicker laundry basket filled with canned goods—with the labels all removed. We had to open them to find out what was inside. It was both a joke and a wedding present. In addition to the...

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The Gifts

The Gifts

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