Spiritual Gifts Assessment Paper

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Matt Harris Introduction to Ministry Samples 11.28.07 Spiritual Gifts Assessment Paper “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” -2 Corinthians 4-6. God has given every person, Jew, Gentile, Muslim, African, Icelandic, Gothic, Cultic, Atheist, Believer, and everyone in between, Spiritual Gifts. Some gifts aren’t manifested until you come to Christ; other gifts are deepened and expanded in Christ. I think that some Spiritual Gifts can only be experienced after coming to Christ while others manifest themselves with or without the host’s faith in Christ. Personally, I know that God gave me spiritual gifts long before I ever took Him seriously. I have always had the gift of discernment. I can usually tell when a person likes or dislikes me, when they are lying and when they are shooting me straight; God has blessed me with knowing people. I don’t know how, but somehow I know people. This gift of discernment assists me when I am talking to people about anything they are going through, an unprofessional counseling of sorts. I simply view discernment as understanding, because people do not want to have to explain themselves all of the time. Sometimes, a simple “I totally understand what you are going through” does more than any sort of proactive self assessment, 12 step program, or self help book could ever do. Which would you rather have relate to you? A bunch of pages that only talks and does not listen, or a living, breathing testimony that will let you ask all the questions you
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course THEO 201 taught by Professor Crutcher during the Spring '08 term at Southern Nazarene.

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