Lanham United Methodist Church
Lanham would like you to know that God has given you spiritual gifts in order that you may bear "fruits
that last." (John 15:16) Here you may find a way to recognize your own spiritual gifts.
DISCIPLE study helps you to explore who God says you are.
From Disciple: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study,
Session 33, “Ministry: Gifts of Each Disciple”
"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully." (Apostle Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:4-8)
Gifts differ from talents. Talents are God-given, natural, a part of the created order. Gifts are received through the Holy Spirit. Both talents and gifts can be used to serve God. Gifts are roles or special abilities, different and distinct and achievable through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit distributes these gifts diversely to each disciple. Here are 7 gifts Bible teaches us for our spiritual journey.