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Spiritual Gifts: Meaning, Identification, Use

Spiritual Gifts God has given You:
While it is not possible for another human to devise a fool-proof instrument to reveal to you ALL the specific gifts that God has given you, a spiritual gifts questionaire can be an insightful way of allowing God to speak to you with increased clarity.  But do remember that He often gives additional gifts to equip us to serve more fully after we have acted in obedience and service to the gifts that we alread know about, We invite you to take this on-line Spiritual Gifts Questionaire to provide you additional, tangible insight. Someone will contact you to discuss with you the results of your test.
Thank you for participating in this on-line experience.

What are Spiritual Gifts?
"7The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others. 8Some of us can speak with wisdom, while others can speak with knowledge, but these gifts come from the same Spirit. 9To others the Spirit has given great faith or the power to heal the sick 10or the power to work mighty miracles. Some of us are prophets, and some of us recognize when God's Spirit is present. Others can speak different kinds of languages, and still others can tell what these languages mean. 11But it is the Spirit who does all this and decides which gifts to give to each of us." 1Corinthians 12:7-11--Contemporary English Version  (See also Romans 12, and Ephesians 4)

What is the Purpose of a Spiritual Gift?
"13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:13-15--21st Century King James Version

There are numerous lists of spiritual gifts, and various commentators include more or fewer gifts in their list of spiritual gifts, but the gifts that have been targeted in the "Spiritual Gifts Inventory" that many of the ML SDA members are filling out this spring of 2012 are listed below. After filling out the questionaire, someone from the nominating committee, or from the Church leadership team will contact you for further information about the meaning, interpretation, possible applications that can be made, and for biblical examples of each of the gifts.

Things to remember:
     -  rarely does the Spirit (the Holy Spirit) give a single gift in isolation of other gifts. Each person typically has been given a cluster of gifts, with varying strengths of each gift within that cluster.
     - any "test" / inventory of spiritual gifts is subject to error. Let God be the final judge of the gifts He has given you. Allow yourself to hear His Spirit speaking to your own spirit, and convicting you of how He wants to use your special combination of gifts, talents, personality, background, and experience.
     - the Spirit often calls us, not to a comfortable service, but rather He equips us to do the work to which He is calling us. He does this, in large measure, to keep us dependent upon Him, and ever working / walking in faith in His providence.

Spiritual Gifts for which we can provide additional information:

Gifts for which the
Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Test provided indicators:

Updated: Mar 17, 2013