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  • 1. Maturing the Saints Ministry presents A Teaching on Spiritual Gifts
  • 2.
    • Introduction
    • Three Categories of Gifts
    • Motivational Gifts in Context
    • Summary of the Motivational Gifts
    Spiritual Gifts
  • 3. Introduction
    • If you have a basket of apples, oranges, and bananas — what do you have?
      • Answer: A basket of apples?
      • No! You have a basket of fruit
  • 4.
    • So it is with the three categories of gifts
    • All three groups are composed of gifts, but like the fruit in the basket, each group is unique and different
  • 5. Three Categories of Gifts
  • 6.
    • 1. The Ministry Gifts (Ephesians 4:11-12)
    • Five gifts ( domas ) listed:
      • Apostle
      • Prophet
      • Evangelist
      • Pastor
      • Teacher
  • 7.
      • – Domas : called and gifted to train others
  • 8. 2. Manifestation Gifts
    • 1 Corinthians 12:7-10
    • Nine Gifts ( Phanerosis ) Listed:
      • Word of Wisdom
      • Word of Knowledge
      • Faith
      • Gifts of Healing
      • Working of Miracles
  • 9.
    • Prophecy
    • Discerning of Spirits
    • Various Kinds of Tongues
    • Interpretation of Tongues
  • 10.
    • Phanerosis : a manifestation, expression, or exhibition
  • 11. 3. Motivational Gifts
    • Romans 12:6-8
    • Seven Gifts ( Charisma ) Listed:
      • Prophecy
      • Ministry
      • Teacher
      • Exhorter
      • Giver
      • Ruler
      • Mercy
  • 12.
    • Charisma : a gift of grace. Freely given by God to believers. These gifts shape our personalities, make us what we are, and cause us to do what we do. We possess the gift – it is ours .
  • 13. “ For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Romans 12:4-5 Teacher Prophet Exhorter Ruler Mercy Giver Minister
  • 14.
    • 1 Peter 4:11 (NKJV)
    • “ If anyone speaks,  let him   speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers,  let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
  • 15. Motivational Gifts in Context
    • It is important to look at any verse of Scripture in the right context
    • Let us look at the five verses in Romans that precede the list of motivational gifts
  • 16.
      • Romans 12:1-5
      • Verse 1 – Paul, writing to the Christians in Rome, states that all believers are to present themselves to God as living sacrifices
      • Verse 2 – we learn that we need to have our minds renewed
  • 17.
      • Verse 3 – we learn two things:
        • first, that we are to have a right attitude about ourselves— gratefulness and humility rather than conceit , and an objective sense of value rather than self-abasement
  • 18.
      • second, that each of us has been given a measure of faith that will allow us to operate effectively in our motivational gift
      • Verses 4 & 5 – we learn that we need to discern the various gifts in the Body of Christ and work together in mutual interdependence
  • 19.
    • In this context, we can see the importance of using our motivational gifts for the glory of God. This is the only way that we will find fulfillment for our lives
    • These gifts are the motivating forces of our lives, and unless channeled properly we cannot help but feel frustrated. But once we discover them, we discover a tremendous potential for joy and happiness
  • 20.
    • There is one more list of gifts in the Bible. It is not a new list, but rather a composite of the three already mentioned. It is found in I Corinthians 12:28-30
    • This passage of Scripture is immediately followed by the famous “ love chapter ,” I Corinthians 13
  • 21. MOTIVATIONAL MINISTRY MANIFESTATION Ministry Apostles Miracles Ruler Prophets Healings Teachers Tongues Interpretation
  • 22.
    • Paul is making an important point, that whether or not you are operating in the motivational gifts , the ministry gifts , or the manifestation gifts , if you don’t do it in love – God’s agape love – you are doing nothing!
    • An admonition we should always remember
  • 23. Summary of the Motivational Gifts GIFT DEFINITION NEEDS MET WHAT IT DOES Prophet Declares the will of God Spiritual Keeps us centered on spiritual principles Ministry Renders practical service Practical Keeps the work of ministry moving Teacher Researches and teaches the Bible Mental Keeps us studying and learning Exhorter Encourages personal progress Psychological Keeps us applying spiritual truths Giver Shares materially Material Keeps providing for physical needs Ruler Gives direction and leadership Functional Keeps us organized and increases our vision Mercy Provides personal and emotional support Emotional Keeps us in right attitudes and relationships
  • 24. What we are is God’s gift to us What we make of our lives is our gift to God
  • 25. End of Teaching