Chapter 1: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
Sub Header: Introduction to Spiritual Gifts
- 1 Corinthians 12:4-6: “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
Chapter 2: Assessment Questions
Sub Header: Uncovering Your Spiritual Gifts
- Question 1: Do you find joy in helping others and meeting their practical needs?
- Scripture: Romans 12:7 – “If it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach.”
- Question 2: Do you have a passion for sharing the Gospel and leading others to Christ?
- Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:8 – “To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit.”
- Question 3: Are you gifted in communicating God’s truth and explaining complex concepts in a clear manner?
- Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:9 – “To another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit.”
- Question 4: Do you possess a strong desire and ability to pray for others, seeking God’s guidance and intervention?
- Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:10 – “To another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.”
- Question 5: Are you skilled in practical tasks such as craftsmanship, organizing events, or caring for physical resources?
- Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:28 – “And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.”
- Question 6: Are you gifted in offering encouragement, comfort, and support to others during challenging times?
- Scripture: Romans 12:8 – “If it is encouraging, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
Chapter 3: Reflecting on Your Answers
Sub Header: Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts
- Take a moment to review your responses to the assessment questions. Prayerfully consider the areas where you feel most aligned and connected.
Chapter 4: Seeking Confirmation and Utilization
Sub Header: Equipping and Serving with Your Spiritual Gifts
- Discuss your assessment results with a spiritual mentor, pastor, or a trusted believer to gain further insight and confirmation.
- Explore opportunities within the church and community to utilize your spiritual gifts for the benefit of others and the advancement of God’s kingdom.
Remember, discovering and utilizing your spiritual gifts is not about personal recognition, but about serving others and bringing glory to God. Embrace the unique ways in which God has equipped you, and seek to serve with love and humility, following the example of Jesus Christ.