“Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant,” Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:1. Spiritual gifts are very important to the body of Christ. Author Robert Brandt teaches about these spiritual gifts, which are available to the believer to help him or her become a greater blessing to the church and more effective in spreading the gospel.
You are very important to God, and to other members of His body. As you move through this lesson, you will discover that He has a special gift or gifts for you, and that He is depending on you.
This lesson will help you to understand God’s gifts. It can help you recognize some spiritual gift God has for you. When you recognize your spiritual gift, then you can begin to develop it and make it more meaningful.
In this lesson, we will learn the range and function of each of these gifts. We will learn how each gift plays a large part in developing the body of believers.
This lesson will acquaint us with the gifts of ministry known as evangelists, and pastor-teachers.
There are ministry gifts other than those we have studied. In this lesson we will learn about these gifts and see that many believers can have them.
We are now ready to study four more ministry gifts. Each of these also has an important function and purpose in the body of Christ.
The final group of gifts is the Gifts of the Spirit. Each of these gifts are given by the Holy Spirit and are not possible through human ability or talent.
In this lesson, we will study three more gifts of the Spirit. We will note that the operations of these gifts overlap at times. Sometimes several gifts seem to appear at once.
In this final lesson we will learn about the last three gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10. We will give special attention to the gift of tongues, since it is so common in the world today.