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Spiritual Gifts

This is something interesting I found: a list and explanation of spiritual gifts at the community wtl. I have always wondered what people mean when they talk about the subject, so I found this interesting :D
I thought I'd post it before getting to work on Japanese...which is covering nearly every inch of my bed atm O_o; Uwaa...



ADMINISTRATION
Literal Meaning: To pilot or steer a ship
Description: The gift of Administration is the divine enablement to understand
what makes an organization function; and the special ability to plan and execute
procedures that accomplish the goals of the ministry.
References: 1 Cor. 12:28, Acts 6:1-7, Ex. 18:13-26

CRAFTSMANSHIP
Literal Meaning: To craft, design, build
Description: The gift of Craftsmanship is the divine enablement to creatively
design and/or construct items to be used ministry.
References: Ex. 31:3, 35:31-35, Acts. 9:36-39, 2 Kings 22:5-6

DISCERNMENT
Literal Meaning: To separate or make a distinction, differentiate
Description: The gift of Discernment is the divine enablement to distinguish
Between truth and error. It is able to discern spirits, differentiating between good and
evil, right and evil.
References: 1 Cor. 12:10, Acts 5:1-4, Matt. 16:21-23

EVANCELISM
Literal Meaning: To bring good news
Description: The gift of Evangelism is the divine enablement to effectively
communicate the Gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward
discipleship.
References: Eph. 4:11, Acts 8:26-40, Luke 19:1-10

GIVING
Literal Meaning: To give part of, share
Description: The gift of Giving is the divine enablement to contribute
money and resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality. People
with this gift do not ask "How much money do I need to give to God?" but, "How
much money do I need to live on?"
References: Rom. 12:8,2 Cor. 6:8, Luke 21:1-4

HELPS
Literal Meaning: To take the place of someone
Description: The gift of Helps is the divine enablement to accomplish practical
and necessary tasks which free-up, support and meet the needs of others.
References: 1 Cor. 12:28, Rom. 12:7, Acts 6:1-4, Rom. 16:1-2

APOSTLESHIP
Literal Meaning: To be sent with a message
Description: The gift of Apostleship is the divine ability to start and oversee the
development of new churches or ministry structures.
References: 1 Cor. 12:28-29, Eph. 4:11-12, Rom. 1:5, Acts 13:2-3

CREATIVE COMMUNICATION
Literal Meaning: To communicate artistically
Description: The gift of Creative Communication is the divine enablement to
communicate God's truth through a variety of art forms.
References: Ps. 150:3-5,2 Sam. 6:14-15, Mark 4:2,33

ENCOURACEMENT
Literal Meaning: To come along side of
Description: The gift of Encouragement is the divine enablement to present truth so
as to strengthen, comfort, or urge to action those who are discouraged or wavering in
their faith.
References: Rom. 12:8, Acts 11:22-24, Acts 15:30-32

FAITH
Literal Meaning: To trust, have confidence, believe
Description: The gift of Faith is the divine enablement to act on God's promises
with confidence and unwavering belief in God's ability to fulfill His purposes.
References: 1 Cor. 12:9, 13:2, Heb. 11:1, Rom. 4:18-21

HEALING
Literal Meaning: To restore instantaneously
Description: The gift of Healing is the divine enablement to be God's means for
restoring people to wholeness.
References: 1 Cor. 12:9,28,30, Acts 3:1-16, Mark 2:1-12

Hospitality
Literal Meaning: To love strangers
Description: The gift of Hospitality is the divine enablement to care for people by
providing fellowship, food, and shelter.
References: 1Peter 4:9-10, Rom. 12:13, Heb. 13:1-2

INTERCESSION
Literal Meaning: To plead on behalf of someone, intercede
Description: The gift of Intercession is the divine enablement to consistently pray
on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results.
References: Rom. 8:26-27, John 17:9-26, 1Tim. 2:1-2, Col1:9-12, 4:12-13

KNOWLEDGE
Literal Meaning: To know
Description: The gift of Knowledge is the divine enablement to bring truth to the
Body through a revelation or biblical insight.
References: 1Cor. 12:8,Mark2:6-8,John 1:45-50

MERCY
Literal Meaning: To have compassion
Description: The gift of Mercy is the divine enablement to cheerfully and
practically help those who are suffering or are in need, compassion moved to action.
References: Rom. 12:8, Matt. 5:7, Mark 10:46-52,Luke 10:25-37

PROPHECY
Literal Meaning: To speak before
Description: The gift of Prophecy is the divine enablement to reveal truth and
proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, repentance,
or edification. There may be immediate or future implications.
References: Rom 12:6, 1Cor. 12:10,28,13:2,2 Peter 1:19-21

TEACHING
Literal Meaning: To instruct
Description: The gift of Teaching is the divine enablement to understand, clearly
explain, and apply the word of God causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of
listeners.
References: Rom. 12:7, 1 Cor. 12:28-29, Acts 18:24-28,2 Tim. 2:2

WISDOM
Literal Meaning: To apply truth practically
Description: The gift of Wisdom is the divine enablement to apply spiritual truth
effectively to meet a need in a specific situation.
References: 1Cor. 12:8, James 3:13-18, 1Cor. 2:3-14. Jer. 9:23-24

INTERPRETATION
Literal Meaning: To translate, interpret
Description: The gift of Interpretation is the divine enablement to make known to
the body of Christ the message of one who is speaking in tongues.
References: 1 Cor. 12:10, 14:5, 14:26-28

LEADERSHIP
Literal Meaning: To stand before
Description: The gift of Leadership is the divine enablement to cast vision,
motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God.
References: Rom. 12:8, Heb. 13:17, Luke 22:25-26

MIRACLES
Literal Meaning: To do powerful deeds
Description: The gift of Miracles is the divine enablement to authenticate the
ministry and message of God through supernatural interventions which glorify him
References: 1 Cor. 12:10.28-29, John 2:1-11, Luke 5:1-11

SHEPHERDING
Literal Meaning: To shepherd a flock
Description: The gift of Shepherding is the divine enablement to nurture, care for,
and guide people toward on-going spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ.
References: Eph. 4:11-12,1 Peter 5:1-4, John 10:1-18

TONGUES
Literal Meaning: Tongue, language
Description: The gift of Tongues is the divine enablement to speak, worship, or
pray in a language unknown to the speaker. People with the gift may receive a
spontaneous message from God which is made known to his body through the gift of
interpretation.
References: 1Cor. 12:10,28-30,13:1,14:1-33, Acts 2:1-11
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