Spiritual Gifts


Luke 2: 25-35 • Luke 7:26 • Acts 15:32 • Acts 21:9-11 • Romans 12:6 • 1 Corin. 12:10, 28 • Eph. 4:11-13



A Holy Spirit-empowered ability to receive and deliver inspired communication from God for the purpose of encouragement, growth, and direction.


Common Characteristics

  1. A need to express insights verbally, especially regarding right and wrong
  2. An ability to discern the character and motives of people
  3. A capacity to identify, define, and hate evil
  4. A tendency to be persuasive, frank, and sometimes painfully direct in speech
  5. A willingness to suffer for doing what is right and an ability to stand alone
  6. A deep concern for the reputation and program of God
  7. An openness and honesty about personal faults and failures
  8. An eagerness to help others see blind spots and change
  9. A desire to see outward evidence to demonstrate inward conviction
  10. A deep grief and awareness of sin and passionate rejection of any form of dishonesty
  11. A tendency to emphasize the condition of groups over individuals


Ways to Grow in Christ’s Likeness

  1. Put off harshness and anger and speak with humble frankness
  2. Express interest in individuals as well as group needs
  3. Praise partial progress toward standards set before individuals and groups, not just waiting for perfection
  4. Stand for convictions while also listening openly and invitingly to others’ point of view
  5. Beware of nurturing a “martyr’s complex” of being the only faithful one left
  6. Reach out in warmth and friendliness to help others build personal relationships with you
  7. Consider the perspectives of others when determining right and wrong
  8. Build people up while also dealing with their sins
  9. Consider carefully before jumping to conclusions about others’ words, actions and motives

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