Gift of Exhortation

Spiritual Gifts
What is exhortation? The gift of exhortation is the special ability to minister comfort, encouragement and advice to other people in a way that they feel helped and healed. Exhortation can be: 1. Encouragement - Hey, well done! 2. Advice - I think it is better to finish your studies before starting a job. 3. Comfort - I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother's death. The power of encouragement Proverbs 12:25 (NIV) An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. Proverbs 16:24 (NIV) Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 25:11 (NIV) A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Exhortation is every Christian's role Hebrews 10:25 (NIV) Let…
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How to deliver the message

Spiritual Gifts
Dramatize Instead of saying, “God forgives you”, Isaiah wrote, (Isa 1:18 NIV)  "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. God, instead of just saying He loves Israel, told this to Hosea.. (Hosea 11:1-4 NIV)  "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. {2} But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. {3} It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. {4} I led them with…
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Gift of Missionary

Spiritual Gifts
Those people who scored high on the gift of missionary had high scores on the following: - I feel comfortable relating to ethnic and minorities, and they seem to accept me. - I feel I could learn another language well in order to minister to those in a different culture. - People of a different race or culture have been attracted to me, and we have related well. - I would be willing to leave comfortable surroundings if it would enable me to share Christ with more people. - More than most, I have had a strong desire to see peoples of other countries won to the Lord. In summary, the person God chose to be a missionary first of all is someone who has a deep burden for lost…
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Introduction to Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts
What are they? A spiritual gift is a special ability given by the Holy Spirit to every member of the Body of Christ for use to edify the Body. 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NIV) Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. Who gives them? It is the Holy Spirit who give spiritual gifts 1 Corinthians 12:11 (NIV) All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he (ie the Holy Spirit) gives them to each one, just as he determines. It is not the function of a church leader to impart gifts on the believer. While passages might seem to teach that they do, one interpretation is to say that the leader merely authorizes the ministry through the gift in…
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Intercession

Spiritual Gifts
Meaning of intercession What is intercession? Intercession is prayer on behalf of others. The word is derived from the Latin word "inter" which means "between" and "cedere" which means "go". Therefore intercession literally means to go between two parties. The following verse is a clear reference to intercession. Ezekiel 22:30 (NIV) "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. Spiritual warfare in intercession Intercession is not just requesting for things on behalf of other people, it is also engaging in spiritual warfare on behalf of other people. This is necessary when you know that a particular person may be undergoing particularly…
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Gift of Teaching

Spiritual Gifts
Teaching as a spiritual gift Romans 12:6­8 (NIV) We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. The person with the gift of teaching finds that he can communicate Biblical truths to others in such a way that will impact lives. This person also finds it satisfying to do Bible study and search for God's truths. He is given special…
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Gift of Evangelist

Spiritual Gifts
What evangelism is and is not Evangelism is derived from the Greek word euaggelion which means "gospel" or "good news." The verbal form euaggelizesthai means "to announce good news". Based on the above definition, we can see that evangelism is not converting someone into a Christian. No one can do that except the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor 12:3 Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. Our job is simply to announce the good news. Romans 15:18­19 (NIV) I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and…
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Leadership

Spiritual Gifts
Who is a leader? It is not true that only pastors or cell leaders are leaders in the Christian circle. We are all leaders in different ways. For example, a counselor can be considered a leader because the counselee looks to him for direction and guidance. Parents can be considered leaders because they have the responsibility to lead their children in the way of the Lord. Husbands are leaders in the household. The skills of leadership are very important. If leadership skills are not successfully applied, a counselor can lose the respect of his counselee, a parent loses control over her child and husbands losing control over their wives. Can anything be done to make a person a more effective leader? Studies have shown that leaders are generally self-confident, creative,…
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Gift of Pastor

Gift of Pastor

Spiritual Gifts
The gift of pastor Ephesians 4:11 (NIV) It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, The gift of pastor is the ability to assume a long-term personal responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a group of believers. The responsibility to pastor John 21:15­17 (NIV) When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." 16 Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." 17 The third…
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Gift of Hospitality

Spiritual Gifts
HOSPITALITY It is the special ability to provide open housing and warm welcome for those in need of food or lodging. Inviting people to come to our house occasionally is only the mildest way to show hospitality. Those who want to exercise the gift in a greater degree may even consider opening their house for cell or accepting someone into the house on a medium term basis if that person is without a home. Hospitality is as much a Christian role as it is a spiritual gift. Romans 12:13 (NIV) Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 1 Peter 4:9­11 (NIV) Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its…
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