SPIRITUAL PASSION & SPIRITUAL GIFTS CLARIFIED
What are "Spiritual Passions?"
What is your "Spiritual Maturity?"
What are "Spiritual Gifts?"
Do you desire to minister at HCC?
If so, you are at the right place!
By reading on and taking these two self tests, you will gain clarity about Spiritual Passions & Gifts as you minister here at HCC!
Passions are a broad indicator which may or may not lead you to the gift the Spirit has given you. Just because you have a passion for something doesn't mean you have a gift; passion can be misdirected or warped. There are passions at work in this world that have no spiritual gifts. However, when the Spirit gives you a gift, the Spirit will also give you a passion for using it. This test is based on the idea that the Spirit has probably already given you the passion that matches the spiritual gift(s) that the Spirit has given you (see spiritual gift list and definitions of each below). There are other things you may need too (wisdom, [discipleship], experience, timing, opportunity, support, etc.), but if something really gets you going, it's a good sign that there's some sort of gift in it. With passion comes dedication and perseverance -- you want to succeed at it, so you become much harder to stop. With passion comes energy and drive -- the Spirit revs your engines, you don't poop out when the going gets long and tough. With passion comes concentration and focus -- there's something you want to do, and nothing else will distract you while you're doing it.
The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks.
Luke 14:28-30; Acts 6:1-7;
1 Corinthians 12:28.
Acts 15:22-35; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Galatians 2:7-10; Ephesians 4:11-14.
Exodus 30:22, 31:3-11; 2 Chronicles 34:9-13; Acts 18:2-3.
The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood, to distinguish between right and wrong motives and the spiritual forces at work in situations. Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11, 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 John 4:1-6.
The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to becoming a born-again Christian. Acts 8:5-6, 8:26-40, 14:21,21:8: Ephesians 4:11-14.
The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to strengthen, comfort or urge others to action through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth. Acts 14:22;Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:24-25.
The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life. Acts 11:22-24; Romans 4:18-21; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 13:17.
The gift of giving is the divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give by tithes and offerings for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. Mark 12:41-44; Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7, 9:2-7.
The gift of healing is the divine strength or ability to act as an intermediary in faith, prayer, and by the laying-on of hands for the healing of physical, mental and spiritual sickness. Acts 3:1-10, 9:32-35, 28:7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28.
The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to work in a supportive role for the accomplishment of tasks in Christian ministry with the ability to often see the need before others do. Mark 15:40-41; Acts 9:36; Romans 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:28.
The gift of hospitality is the divine strength or ability to create warm, welcoming environment for other sin places such as your home, office, or church. Acts 16:14-15;Romans 12:13, 16:23; Hebrews 13:1-2; 1 Peter 4:9.
The gift of intercession is the divine strength or ability to stand in the gap in prayer for someone, something, or someplace, believing for profound results. Hebrews 7:25; Colossians 1:9-12, 4:12-13; James 5:14-16.
Word of Knowledge
The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to bring truth to a situation by supernatural revelation. This is often accompanied by a word from God. Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:8; Colossians 2:2-3.
The gift of leadership is the divine strength or ability to influence people at their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture, vision, or idea. Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 3:1-13, 5:17; Hebrews 13:17.
The gift of mercy is the divine strength or ability to feel empathy and to care for those who are hurting in any way. Matthew 9:35-36; Mark 9:41; Romans 12:8; 1 Thess. 5:14.