Spiritual Gifts Lists, Gift Definitions, Key Bible Passages

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Although opinions differ as to the actual number of spiritual gifts, God’s Word clearly points to a multitude of gifts. You will find twenty different Greek words used for the gifts listed in the key passages on spiritual gifts. You can find definitions for these possibilities here.

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You will also find an additional listing of five possible gifts not found in the key passages on spiritual gifts. In the scriptures cited by these gifts, the context of the verses contain the same original language for spiritual gifts used in the key passages. This list of spiritual gifts is limited to the opportunities listed in the key gift passages and those suggested by the context.

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List of spiritual gift opportunities in the most important Bible passages

In these lists, click on the name of a gift for its definition or simply scroll down. The gifts in italics are repeated in one of the other passages.

Definitions of spiritual gifts specifically listed in the Bible:

ADMINISTRATION: 1 Cor. 12:28 – to direct the body toward the fulfillment of God-given goals and directives by planning, organizing, and supervising others (Greek word: kubernesis – to direct, lead, helmsmen)

APOSTLES: Eph . 4:11; 1 Cor. 12:28 – being sent to new frontiers with the gospel, taking leadership of church bodies and maintaining authority over spiritual affairs of the church (Greek word: apostolos – ‘apo’=from ‘stello’=to send; one sent out)

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Celibacy: 1 Cor. 7:7,8 – to remain single voluntarily without remorse and with the ability to maintain controlled sexual impulses to serve the Lord without distraction

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DISTINCTION: 1 Cor. 12:10 – to clearly discern truth from error by judging whether conduct or doctrine is of God, Satan, human error, or human power

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EVANGELIZATION: Eph. 4:11 – to be a herald of the good news of the gospel (Greek word: euaggelistes – preacher of the gospel; eu=good, angelos=message – herald of good)

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UPTURN: Rome. 12:8 – to accompany someone with words of encouragement, comfort, comfort and counsel to help them be as God wants them to be (Greek word: paraklesis – calling to his side)

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BELIEF: 1 Cor. 12:8-10 – to be firmly convinced of God’s power and promise to fulfill His will and purpose, and to show such confidence in Him and His Word that circumstances and obstacles will not shake that conviction

GIVE: Rome. 12:8 – to share what you have in material resources with generosity and cheerfulness, without thinking of anything in return

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HEALS: 1 Cor. 12:9,28,30 – to be used as a means by which God heals people either physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually

HELP: 1 Cor. 12:28 – to give support or help to others in the body to set them free for ministry

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HOSPITALITY: 1 Pet. 4:9,10 – people, even strangers, warmly in his house or to welcome his church to minister to those in need of food or shelter (Greek word: philoxenos – love of strangers; ‘philos’ = love; ‘xenos’ = stranger)

KNOW: 1 Cor. 12:8 – to try to learn as much as possible about the Bible by gathering lots of information and analyzing that data

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LEADERSHIP: Rom. 12:8 – to stand before men in such a manner that they attend to the governance of the body with such care and diligence as to motivate others to participate in the attainment of these ends

MARTYRDUM: 1 Cor . 13:3 – to give one’s life to suffer or be put to death for the cause of Christ

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MERCY: Rom. 12:8 – to be empathetic to those who are suffering, be it physical, mental or emotional, to feel genuine compassion for their plight, to speak words of compassion, but even more to care for them with acts of love, to to help meet their need

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MIRACLES: 1 Cor. 12:10,28 – to be empowered by God to do mighty works that witnesses recognize as supernatural in origin and means

MISSIONARY: Eph. 3:6-8 – to minister in another culture

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PASTOR: Eph. 4:11 – to be responsible for the spiritual care, protection, guidance, and sustenance of a group of believers in one’s care

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PROPHECY: Rom. 12:6; 1 Cor. 12:10; Eph. 4:11 – to proclaim the message of God to his people (Greek word: prophetes – foretelling the will of God; ‘pro’=bring forth; ‘phemi’=to speak)

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MINISTRY: Roman12:7 – to identify unfinished business in God’s work, however small, and use available resources to get the job done (Greek word: diakonia – deacon, accompanying ‘diako’ = to run errands)

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TEACHING: Rom. 12:7; 1 Cor. 12:28; Eph. 4:11 – to teach others the Bible in a logical, systematic way to convey relevant information for true understanding and growth

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TONGUES: 1 Cor. 12:10; 14:27-28 – to speak in a language not previously learned so that unbelievers may hear God’s message in their own language or the body may be edified

TONGUES INTERPRETATION: 1 Cor. 12:10; 14:27, 28 – to translate the message of one who spoke in tongues

VOLUNTARY POVERTY: 1 Cor. 13:3 – intentionally living an impoverished lifestyle in order to serve and help others with your material resources

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WISDOM: 1 Cor. 12:8 – Applying knowledge to life in such a way that spiritual truths are relevant and practical in appropriate decisions and situations of daily life

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