Summary: Study of gifts in N.T.


Romans 12, I Corinthians 12 & Ephesians 4

I. Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:3-8)

A. Attitude of the Spiritually Gifted (v.3)

B. Diversity and Unity in Christ (v.4,5)

C. Seven Ministry Gifts (v.6-8)

1. The Gift of Prophecy

2. The Gift of Ministry

3. The Gift of Teaching

4. The Gift of Exhortation

5. The Gift of Giving

6. The Gift of Ruling

7. The Gift of Showing Mercy

II. Spiritual Unity in the Midst of Diversity (I Corinthians 12:1-11)

A. Spiritual and Demonic Differences Shown


B. Sameness Emphasized in Gift Giving,

Gift Administration and

Gift Operation (v.4-6)

C. Service and Distribution of Gifts (v.7-11)

----Ministry & Miraculous Gifts----

1. The Word of Wisdom

2. The Word of Knowledge

3. The Gift of Faith

4. The Gift of Healing

5. The Working of Miracles

6. The Gift of Prophecy

7. The Discerning of Spirits

8. Divers Kind of Tongues

9. Interpretation of Tongues

III. Diversity of Members and Unity of the Body

(I Corinthians 12:12-31)

A. Unity of the Body: Christ-like (v.12)

B. Unity by the Spirit’s Baptism (v.13)

C. Unity of Many Members (v.14)

D. Need for Each Specific Member’s Part


E. God Assigns and Places Each Member (v.18)

F. Mutual Need for Each Member (v.19-21)

G. Importance of All Members (v.22-26)

H. Historical Sequence of Gifts (v.27,28;

Ephesians 4:11,12)

1. Men w/Gifts

2. Miraculous Gifts

3. Motivational Gifts

4. Sign Gifts

J. Seven Rhetorical Questions:

Not All Given ’Status’ Gifts (v.29, 30)

K. Exhortation to Covet the Best Gifts

and Introduction to

’Love Chapter’ (v.31)

IV. Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Apostolic

(Acts 2:43; II Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 2:3,4;

I Corinthians 13:8)

A. The Working of Signs and Wonders

B. The Working of Divers Miracles

C. The Working of Mighty Deeds

D. The Cessation of Apostolic Gifts

(I Corinthians 13:8)

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