Week 16
Day 112
Spiritual Gifts

As with yesterday, look at these spiritual gifts and list some people within our church who you believe exhibit these gifts. 

Spiritual Gift: Encouragement

Definition: The gift of Encouragement is the God-given ability to present words of comfort, consolation, and encouragement, so to strengthen, or urge to action, those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith.

Scriptural Reference(s): Rom. 12:8, Acts 11:22-24, Acts 15:30-32

Distinctives of this gift:

  • Comfort others to trust and hope in the promises of God.
  • Motivate others to grow.
  • Urge others to action by applying biblical truth.

Traits of this person: Positive, Motivating, Affirming, Reassuring, Supportive, Trustworthy

Potential Ministry Involvement: Children’s Ministry, Visitation to sick or shut-in, Counseling, Greeter, Support Group Facilitator, Prayer Ministry

Spiritual Gift: Evangelism

Definition: The gift of Evangelism is the God-given ability to effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship.

Scriptural Reference(s): Eph. 4:11, Acts 8:5-6, Acts 14:21

Distinctives of this gift: 

  • Communicate the message of Christ with clarity and conviction.
  • Seek out opportunities to talk to unbelievers about spiritual matters.
  • Challenge unbelievers to faith in Christ.

Traits of this person: Sincere, Candid, Influential, Confident, Commitment-oriented

Potential Ministry Involvement: Visitor Calling, Door-to-Door Visitation, Outreach Events, Literature Distribution, Greeter

Memory Verses
Primary Verse:

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.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6
Secondary Verse:

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.

Romans 12:6a
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