To one there is given gifts of healing by that one Spirit

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” Continue reading

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To one there is given faith by the same Spirit

Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. … And if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. … Love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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To one there is given a message of knowledge

If I have the gift of … all knowledge, but do not have love, I am nothing. … And to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. … But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. Continue reading

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In truthful speech and in the power of God

My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. Continue reading

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To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Continue reading

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If your gift is to show mercy, do it cheerfully

Jesus said, “Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?” … He asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Continue reading

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If your gift is to lead, do it diligently

God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers. … The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. … Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Continue reading

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If your gift is to encourage, then give encouragement

So Christ himself gave … the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. … If you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak. Continue reading

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Not many should become teachers … we who teach will be judged more strictly

The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. … (An elder) must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. Continue reading

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If your gift is teaching, then teach

God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers. … In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say. Continue reading

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