Gifts of the Spirit

Ministry Gifts of the Church – Deacons

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Gifts of the Spirit

Deacons are helpers. They provide practical assistance to Church members and help the Church body grow.

General references

And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. (Act 6:1-6 KJV)

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Ministry Gifts of the Church – Teachers

Posted by on Aug 5, 2012 in Gifts of the Spirit

Teachers explain the Scriptures with clarity and detail. Their mission is to strengthen the Church in the Word of God.

General references

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; (Rom 12:7 KJV)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (Eph 4:11-12 KJV)

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Ministry Gifts of the Church – Pastors

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Gifts of the Spirit

Pastors are those that oversee the Church. They are the head of the local Churches. Their job is much like a shepherd- to keep and tend the flock.

General references

And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. (Act 14:23 KJV)

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Ministry Gifts of the Church – Prophets

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Gifts of the Spirit

Prophets are those that speak a message to the Church under the inspiration of God.

General references to Prophets:

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; (Rom 12:6 KJV)

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: (1Co 12:10 KJV)

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Ministry Gifts of the Church – Apostles

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Gifts of the Spirit

Aside from the original 12 Apostles, an Apostle is also a Ministry gift of the Church as a missionary or other special responsibilities.

General references to Apostles:

Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. (Act 13:1-3 KJV)

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