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sermon: Outline: A Survey of God's Gifts to Us


Martin G. Collins
Given 02-Sep-00; Sermon #465B; 56 minutes

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A survey or three inventories of spiritual gifts, identified by the Apostle Paul, dispensed to God's called 'out ones for use in God's ministry. One inventory identifies gifts for the ministry of the Word, including Apostleship, prophecy, discerning of spirits, teaching, tongues (languages) and the interpretation of tongues(or languages). A second set of gifts Paul identifies for practical service, including gifts of understanding (understanding, word of knowledge), gifts of power (faith, healings, and miracles), gifts of sympathy (helps, exhortation, alms or giving, mercy, and service), administration (rulership and government), and the gift of love regulating all other spiritual gifts.




PAUL'S THREE LISTS OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS

(Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:4-11, 28-30; Ephesians 4:11)


I. Gifts for THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
    1. Gift of Apostleship
    2. (I Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11)

    3. Gift of Prophecy
    4. (Romans 12:6; I Corinthians 12:10; Ephesians 4:11)

    5. Gift of the Discerning of Spirits
    6. (I Corinthians 12:10)

    7. Gift of Teaching
    8. (Romans 12:7; I Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11)

    9. Gifts of Kinds of Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues

(I Corinthians 12:10, 28, 30)

II. Gifts for PRACTICAL SERVICE

A. Gifts of Understanding

    1. The Gift of the Word of Wisdom
    2. (I Corinthians 12:8)

    3. The Gift of the Word of Knowledge

(I Corinthians 12:8)

B. Gifts of Power

    1. Gifts of Faith
    2. (Romans 12:6; I Corinthians 12:9)

    3. Gifts of Healings
    4. (I Corinthians 12:9, 28. 30)

    5. Gifts of Miracles ["powers"]

(I Corinthians 12:10, 28-29)

C. Gifts of Sympathy

    1. Gifts of Helps
    2. (I Corinthians 12:28)

    3. Gifts of Exhortation
    4. (Romans 12:8)

    5. Gifts of Alms Giving
    6. (Romans 12:8)

    7. Gifts of Works of Mercy
    8. (Romans 12:8)

    9. Gifts of Ministry [Service]

(Romans 12:7)

D. The Gift of Administration

The ruler (Romans 12:8) and

Governments (I Corinthians 12:28)

The gift of LOVE regulates all the other spiritual gifts.

[Martin Collins, 9/2/00]

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