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Spiritual Gifts : A Spiritual Gift

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Introduction
C. Peter Wagner (2012) defines a spiritual gift as attribute given to each member of the body of Christ, according to God’s grace to be used for the church. Every believer possesses unique God given spiritual gifts. These gifts are given to us to further His kingdom and to bring Him glory. The Biblical reference to Spiritual gifts are found in four passages: Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10; 28-30, Peter 4:9-11, and Ephesians 4:11. They are Leadership, Administration, Knowledge, Teaching, Exhortation, Faith, Wisdom, Prophecy, Discernment, Shepherding, Evangelism, Faith, Serving, Pastoring, Apostleship, Hospitality, Mercy, and Interpretation of Tongues. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:28, ESV).
Spiritual Gifts
After completing the “Discover Your Spiritual Gifts” survey, the spiritual gifts I appear to be the strongest in are Knowledge, Administration, Teaching, Leadership, and Faith.
Knowledge
The spiritual gift of knowledge means having the understanding of the things of in our life and in the world that are founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul spoke of knowledge in 1 Corinthians 12:8 (ESV), “For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit”.
This gift is given to some believers, by the Holy Spirit,
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