Acts 5:1-11 • Acts 18:24-26 • 1 Corin. 2:14 • 1 Corin. 12:8 • 2 Corin. 11:6 • Colossians 2:2-3
A Holy Spirit-empowered ability to understand spiritual truth and mysteries of faith with and share this knowledge for the benefit of the church.
- A passion for reading and learning in a variety of subjects
- An ability to grasp complex ideas easily and absorb information rapidly
- An enjoyment of reading the Bible and studying it in depth
- A capacity to organize information for teaching or practical use
- A tendency to carefully study and research subjects for better understanding
- A high value of truth as the key ingredient of everything
- A greater general comfort with ideas than with people
- A desire to reconcile apparently contradictory pieces of evidence
- An interest in deep discussion and in debating complex ideas
Ways to Grow in Christ’s Likeness
- Cultivate an interest in people, not just in ideas
- Respect the opinions and experiences of other people
- Discipline yourself to seek practical life application for the truths which you are studying
- Respect the contributions of intuition and emotion—the role of the heart and not just the head
- Nurture an atmosphere in groups where others feel free to speak their own thoughts and ideas
- Remember that your latest discovery, though exciting to you, may not always be what people most need to hear at a given moment
- Express interest in things that are interesting to other people
- Beware of the tendency of knowledge to “puff up” or lead to pride or arrogance
Add your spiritual gifts to your Trinity Connect profile!
-Click your name near the top right corner of the screen and select “Edit Profile”.
-Select the "My Fit" tab.
-Scroll through each section and click the box to the right of each item to select.
-When you are finished, click save at the bottom.