LSUSF Lecture 8

  1. Recognize the Spirit’s four structural gifts from Ephesians 4 and their definitions
    • 1.1.1 Apostles: authority and empowerment for church planting.
    • Taking this in the broad sense, this gift is not limited to the Twelve Apostles: Sent with a commission to church plant. Empowered with miracles and humbled and authenticated by suffering (see 1 Cor. 4:9-13; Rom. 15:17-20; 2 Cor. 12:7-10)

    • 1.1.2 Prophets: delivering the living word of God both for the present and for the future—forth-telling and fore-telling.
    • Prophets regularly receive revelation (the living Word), i.e., prophecy (see 1 Cor. 14:29-31)

    • 1.1.3 Evangelists: reaching the lost with the “Good News.”
    • They preach and share the gospel regularly with fruit.

    • 1.1.4 Pastor-Teachers: caring for and building up the gathered believers.
    • They disciples, counsel, teach and build up the church.
  2. Recognize the seven aspects of the description of situational spiritual gifts
    *The Spirit gives gifts in the moment, i.e., situational spiritual gifts (see 1 Cor 12-14).

    *As we continue to exercise them, we gain confidence and a track record of ministry.

    *Spiritual gifts are given to the whole body of believers.

    • * Generally, situational gifts fall into two categories: speaking gifts and serving gifts.
    • Speaking gifts—include prophecy, words of wisdom and knowledge, teaching, exhortation, etc.

    Serving gifts—include administration, healings, distinguishing between spirits, giving, etc.

    • * Jesus and the Spirit’s gifts
    • In the Gospels Jesus proclaimed the Word of God and served human need.

    He continues to be the “Word Worker” in our midst as we gather for worship and receive and release the Spirit’s gifts.

    * The gift lists in the New Testament are suggestive, not exhaustive.

    • *Exercised in and through love
    • As Paul teaches in 1 Corinthians 12-14, all the gifts of the Spirit are to be exercised in and through love: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” (13:1)
  3. Recognize the Spirit’s eleven situational gifts from 1 Corinthians 12 and their definitions
    • 1. The “message” or “word” of wisdom (12:8)
    • 2. The “message” or “word” of knowledge (12:8)
    • 3. Faith (12:9)
    • Faith is God-given confidence that he is acting miraculously.
    • 4. Gifts of healing (12:9)
    • 5. Miraculous powers (12:10)
    • 6. Prophecy (12:10)
    • 7. Distinguishing between spirits (12:10)
    • 8. Speaking in different kinds of tongues (12:10)
    • 9. The interpretation of tongues (12:10)
    • 10. Support (12:28)
    • Support is the ability to help others.
    • 11. Direction (12:28)
    • Direction is the ability provide leadership or direction.
  4. Recognize the Spirit’s seven ministry gifts through the Body from Romans 12 and their descriptions.
    • 1. Prophesy
    • 2. Serving
    • 3. Teaching
    • 4. Encouraging
    • 5. Giving
    • 6. Leading
    • 7. Showing Mercy
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LSUSF Lecture 8
Lecture 8 – Spiritual Gifts—Structural and Situational (Don Williams)