Category Archives: The Gifts of the Spirit

Truth 1: Spiritual Gifts are possessed by each believer; therefore, avoid comparisons.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (I Peter 4:10, NKJV) Don’t underestimate the phrase “each one.”  It means precisely that every one of us has received a special gift!  It means that none of us has the right to say,Continue Reading

Truth 2: Spiritual Gifts are for the profit of others, not self; therefore, we need to make sure that we are serving.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  (I Peter 4:10, NKJV) [emphasis added]   Imagine for a moment that you have a friend whose son (or daughter) inherited a great sum of money. Because of his age, that money is beingContinue Reading

Truth 3: Spiritual Gifts are a part of Christian stewardship; therefore, use your gifts today!

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  (I Peter 4:10) [emphasis added]   John MacArthur defines a steward well when he writes, “A steward is responsible for another’s resources. A Christian does not own his gifts, but God has given him giftsContinue Reading

Truth 4: Spiritual Gifts are performed in God’s power; therefore, don’t depend on your own strength.

Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to Whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (I Peter  4:11, NAS) This means thatContinue Reading

Truth 5: Spiritual Gifts are to bring praise to God through their use; therefore, worship God with your gift.

Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to Whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (I Peter  4:11, NAS) We often thinkContinue Reading