What Type of Spiritual Gifts Do You Have?


These gifts are used to impart insight about the truth of God’s Word: discernment, knowledge and wisdom. 

We have grouped the specific gifts into categories to highlight the kinds of tasks God gives them for, not to restrict them to certain settings. God may use His gifts more broadly than we describe here.

The spiritual gift of discernment is the ability to quickly perceive with assurance whether such things as people, events or beliefs are in reality divine, human or satanic. People with this gift can discern when something is not of God, and their perceptions will be in line with the Bible. (1 Corinthians 12:10). 

The Holy Spirit gives the spiritual gift of knowledge to some believers to communicate biblical knowledge and understanding to others. The person with this gift is usually well-versed in the Scriptures and can retain the truth and communicate it at the appropriate times. It has been associated with the ability to teach the faith but also with forms of revelation similar to prophecy. (1 Corinthians 12:8)

The gift of wisdom is a special degree of insight about people and situations and an understanding of what to do about it. It is the ability to not only see but also to apply the principles of God’s Word to the practical matters of life by the “Spirit of wisdom.” (Ephesians 1:17; 1 Corinthians 12:8) 

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Every follower of Jesus is called to make a spiritual difference in the lives of others. Your spiritual gifts were given to you by God to equip you to strengthen the faith and encourage the growth of others. 

Now that you know more about your type of spiritual gift, how will you take a step toward using the gift God gave you? 

The local church is a great place to start using and developing your gifts. What are some needs in the church and in the world that your gifts can meet?

For a more in-depth assessment of your spiritual gifts, visit gifts.churchgrowth.org.

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