Spiritual gifts are different from Natural gifts…..
Natural Talents Spiritual Gifts
Given at physical birth Given at spiritual birth
Are given all, Christian or notGiven only to Christians
Often edify the individual aloneFor the church or others
Both natural talents and spiritual gifts can vary in degree or in kind, and may be developed for effectiveness. Spiritual Gifts are specific to Christians as a part God’s gift of grace and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Spiritual Fruit Spiritual Gifts
Character / being oriented Action / service oriented
Indicates spiritual maturityIndicates contribution
All the Spiritual Fruit should be growing in all believers as an evidence of consistent growth in a relationship with Christ. Not all gifts are for all believers.
Spiritual Disciplines Spiritual Gifts
Needed in quality relationship Needed in quality service
All should be used by allSpecific to contribution
All of the Spiritual Disciplines are available for and needed by all believers to improve their relationship with Christ.
New Testament Lists of Spiritual Gifts
I Corinthians 12:8-10
I Corinthians 12:28
I Corinthians 12:29-30
Word of Wisdom
Word of Knowledge
Distinguishing of Spirits
I Peter 4:11