Spiritual Gifts

Gift of Exhortation

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. …

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Gift of Missionary

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 …

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Intercession

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 …

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Gift of Teaching

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 …

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Gift of Evangelist

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. …

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Leadership

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 …

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Gift of Pastor

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 …

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Gift of Hospitality

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 …

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