9 Gifts of the Spirit—Which Do You Have?

March 12, 2018

“There are different kinds of gifts. But it is the same Holy Spirit Who gives them. There are different kinds of work to be done for Him. But the work is for the same Lord. There are different ways of doing His work. But it is the same God who uses all these ways in all people. The Holy Spirit works in each person in one way or another for the good of all.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

You may have heard this verse taught in church or Sunday school. In fact, you may already know what your spiritual gifts are. If not, here are the 9 Gifts of the Spirit that Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 12: 8-11. Maybe after you’re done reading this article you will know what your spiritual gifts are?

“One person is given the gift of teaching words of wisdom. Another person is given the gift of teaching what he has learned and knows. These gifts are by the same Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthian 12:8)

1. The Gift of Wisdom

You ever meet someone who is incredibly wise? They may have this gift.

2. The Gift of Teaching

Some people just speak so eloquently and are understood by all they meet. Teaching is their gift.

One person receives the gift of faith. Another person receives the gifts of healing. These gifts are given by the same Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:9)

3. The Gift of Faith

When all is down, do you or someone you know, have an unwavering faith in God? They might have the gift of faith.

4. The Gift of Healing

I haven’t met many people in my life with this gift, but the Bible says they exist. Do you know of any healers from Christ?

“One person is given the gift of doing powerful works. Another person is given the gift of speaking God’s Word. Another person is given the gift of telling the difference between the Holy Spirit and false spirits. Another person is given the gift of speaking in special sounds. Another person is given the gift of telling what these special sounds mean.” (1 Corinthians 12:10)

5. The Gift of Powerful Works

Or in other words, someone who can perform miracles through Christ. Again, haven’t personally seen many with this gift. Have you?

6. The Gift of Prophecy

Some are able to speak prophecies from God. There were so many prophets in the Bible! Which is your favorite?

7. The Gift of Discerning Spirits

I’ve met quite a few people who can tell if something is good or evil—from God or not. Have you?

8. The Gift of Tongues

Tongues, often called ‘God’s language,’ don’t always make sense to us, but some people can speak in them.

9. The Gift of Interpretation

What is the use of tongues though if no one can understand them? That’s where the gift of interpretation comes in. These people can understand what is being said in tongues and tell others in the congregation what they mean.

Of course, the ‘Gifts of the Spirit’ are numerous and mentioned differently throughout the Bible. Here is a quick snapshot of the different gifts mentioned in the Bible. Some may have one or multiple gifts.

In other news, do you struggle with one of the ‘7 Deadly Sins’? If so, you need to start reading this series.

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