All Christians have been given at least one spiritual gift by the Holy Spirit. Many Christians have several spiritual gifts, with typically one dominant gift; this group of gifts is called a gift cluster.
The purpose of spiritual gifts is to unify Christians in their faith, build each other up, and to produce growth within the church, both numerical and spiritual. Spiritual gifts are to be used out of love for God and for others, and in service for God and to others.
Here is a list of Spiritual Gifts and the corresponding Bible verses:
Administration: the gift that enables a believer to formulate, direct, and carry out plans necessary to fulfill a purpose.
- I Corinthians 12:28
- Acts 14:23
Discernment: the Holy Spirit given ability to distinguish whether someone or something is of God or not of God.
- John 16:6-15
- Romans 9:1
- I Corinthians 2:9-16, 12:10
Exhortation: The Holy Spirit produced ability to challenge, strengthen, encourage, and comfort believers.
- John 14:1
- 2 Timothy 1:16-18
- 3 John 5-8
Faith: the Holy Spirit given ability to trust God where others will not, and to see something that God wants done and sustain unwavering confidence that God will do it regardless of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
- Genesis 12:1-4a
- Mark 5:25-34
- 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10
Giving: the gift that enables a believer to recognize God’s blessings and to respond to those blessings by generously and sacrificially giving of one’s resources (time, talent, and treasure).
- Luke 21:1-4
- Romans 12:8
- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Knowledge: the gift that drives a person to learn, analyze and uncover new insights with regard to the Bible and faith.
- 1 Corinthians 12:8
- 1 Corinthians 14:6
- Romans 12:2
Leadership: the gift that gives a believer the confidence to step forward, give direction and provide motivation to fulfill a dream or complete a task.
- Romans 12:8
- John 21:15-17
- 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Mercy: the Holy Spirit given ability to see those who are in misery, have pity on them, and promptly & cheerfully seek to relieve them of their need.
- Matthew 25:34-36
- Luke 7:12-15, 10:30-37
- Romans 12:8
Prophecy: an ability given by God’s Holy Spirit to proclaim God’s truth publicly and to apply it practically, with a view to correction and edification.
- Romans 12:6
- 1 Corinthians 12:10, 14:1,3
Service/ Helps: the gift that enables a believer to work gladly behind the scenes in order that God’s work is fulfilled.
- Luke 23:50-54
- Romans 12:7, 16:1-16
- Philippians 2:19-23
Teaching: the Holy Spirit produced ability to effectively explain God’s word and apply it.
- Matthew 5:1-12
- Acts 18:24-48
- Romans 12:7
- 1 Corinthians 12:28
Wisdom: skilled in the application of Biblical truth; is able to take God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
- I Corinthians 2:6-13
- James 3:13-18
- 2 Chronicles 1:7-11
To help you to determine God’s calling on your life and your spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit has given you, here is a spiritual gifts evaluation tool you can download:
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