Quotes about spiritual gifts

Paul stresses the different gifts God gives to emphasise how we need one another (Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12), not to encourage us to find fulfilment in only doing what we enjoy. ‘Ministry’ is just another word for ‘service’. So ministry is not about self-fulfilment. It’s about serving others in love in whatever way is app... read more


Paul talks about spiritual gifts so we value the diversity in the church. He doesn’t tell individual Christians to identify their gifting and stick to it. He tells Christians to be servants, looking to the interests of others and modelling ourselves on the self-giving of the cross

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It’s arrogant and selfish to suppose you have a right to do only what energises you when most people spend their lives on factory production lines or bent over in fields.

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Scripture seems to show that the gifts of the Spirit may not necessarily be those that are strictly in accord with our personalities.

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