What are spiritual gifts?
Spiritual gifts are tools God gives Christians to do the work of the ministry — to fulfill the Great Commission to reach, baptize, and teach and to minister to one another. Every Christian receives at least one gift at the moment of salvation. Spiritual gifts are not rewards, they are not natural talents, they are not a place of service, are not an age-group ministry, and they are not a specialty ministry. They express themselves through various ministries, which, in turn accomplish a variety of results.
Why do we need spiritual gifts?
A spiritual gift is a means by which the Holy Spirit ministers to the believer. It is a supernatural capacity for service to God — and He gives you a supernatural desire to perform the duties of that gift. Spiritual gifts are tools for building the church. They are a source of joy in your Christian life and influence your motives. A spiritual gift is a divine calling with a divine responsibility, because what God has gifted you to do, He has called you to do, and what He has called you to do, He has gifted you to do.
What are the various types of spiritual gifts?
The Bible categorizes the spiritual gifts in 3 categories: