Christians must earnestly desire to think about spiritual gifts in light of what Scripture teaches.
Christians must recognize that every spiritual gift comes from a gracious, sovereign God.
The New Testament identifies and defines two categories of spiritual gifts. The first category is miraculous sign gifts.
The miraculous sign gifts were given as a means to confirm that God had given divine revelation to the apostles.
The New Testament identifies and defines two categories spiritual gifts. The second category is permanent, edifying gifts.
In order for Christians to determine their spiritual gifts they must read and study the Scripture, and pray for God’s leading and direction.
The Old Testament gives criteria that has to be met in order to be recognized as a true prophet of God.
The gift of prophecy was God’s way of communicating His revelation through the apostles to the people of the church.
Every believer has a unique blending of spiritual gifts that are to be used in the local church for the glory of God.
Christians must heavily rely upon the grace of God as we look to use our giftedness in the local church.