Inventory of Spiritual Gifts: Ministering Gifts

Inventory of Spiritual Gifts 
The Holy Spirit may bestow many gifts upon us to build-up His Church. Though not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive, the thirty major gifts listed here are all found in one form or another in Scripture. The gifts are arranged by Category and include a “brief” definition in parenthesis. Scripture references are listed in brackets:

Ministering Gifts (10):

Ministry/Helps…ability to lend a hand or to serve others in a supportive role in ajoyful and productive way  [Rom 12:7; 1 Cor 12:28]

Hospitality…ability to provide open house and warm welcome to neighbor and forthose in need, particularly travelers or others in need of shelter andassistance  [1 Pet 4:9, 10; cf. Rom 12:13]

Giving…ability to give of one’s fiscal and personal resources to the Lord’swork with simplicity, generosity, liberality, and delight  [Rom 12:8]

Government/Ruling…ability to administer, manage, and lead in God’s work  [Rom 12:8;
1 Cor 12:28]

Showing Mercy…ability to be compassionate with strength, cheerfulness, and action
to those who are in need as evidenced by Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy [Rom 12:8] 7

Faith…ability to see something that God wants done and to sustain unwavering confidence that God will do it regardless of obstacles [1 Cor 12:9]

Discernment…ability to perceive good and evil spirits; and also to perceive the spirit of truth from the spirit of error in a profound and sublime manner [1 Cor 12:10]

Exorcism…ability to help people, in the face of intimidation from the Enemy, with spiritual afflictions (harassments, bondage, oppression, possession) caused by demonic attachments and forces; to discern the issues and needs required to facilitate healing and freedom for the afflicted through spiritual counseling and if necessary through “simple” or “solemn” rites. [Note: “Solemn” Rites of Exorcism are
reserved to a priest designated by a local Ordinary and are conducted only upon the Ordinary’s permission]  [Mk 1:25-26; 3:15; 6:7, 13; 16:17]

Miracles…ability to facilitate an event of supernatural power that is palpable to the senses and is accomplished as a sign of divine commission [1 Cor 12:10, 28]

Healing…ability to intervene in a supernatural way as an instrument for the curing of illness and the restoration of health as a sign of divine compassion  [1 Cor 12:9, 28]

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