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WEEK 5 • JULY 5-11





Spiritual Gifts — Derived from the Greek xeiptopa charisma, it includes diversities of gifts which means an endowment or grace bestowed freely by God.
Manifestation Gifts — A supernatural demonstration of the Holy Spirit's power and presence, these gifts are manifested to bring God glory and to benefit the body of Christ.
Diversities of Gifts — The different gifts are given to individuals by the same source which is the Holy Spirit (1 Corin­thians 12:11).

Memory Verse-
"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:4, KJV)


Emphasis 1 — Word of Wisdom
Wisdom regarding life success is different from the supernatural gift of the Word of wisdom. Wisdom and knowledge are often used together, knowledge may give facts and wisdom tells us what to do with the fact.

The spiritual gift of the Word of wisdom has the following characteristics.
A small portion of God's wisdom supernaturally imparted to us.
It is usually futuristic
Word of Wisdom instructs something we should do, or reveal something that is going to happen.
This gift reveals supernaturally divine instructions and directions regarding God's will concerning a specific situation.
The Word of wisdom will also give a solution to problems/challenges
It may come by visions, dreams, a revelation, a still small voice, or an audible voice.

Emphasis 2 — Manifestations

Examples can be found in the following biblical references:

Luke 5:4-10 — The story of launching out into deep and letting down the nets.
2 Kings 4:1-6 — Elisha, the widow and her creditors.
Acts 16:6-10 —The story of how the Holy Spirit forbid Paul and Silas from preaching in Asia.

Emphasis 3 - Outcomes

Peter's response was deep conviction and repentance. (Luke 5)
Increased faith. (Luke 5)
Supernatural provision. (2 Kings 4)
Gods perfect timing. (2 Kings 4)
Gods direction and protection. (Acts 16)
God opens doors for us to minister. (Acts 16)

Mission Questions
Name examples of how diversities of gifts and differences of operations work on the missions' field?
How does knowledge and natural wisdom differ from the supernatural gift of the word of wisdom?

Mission Prayer Points
Let us pray that believers desire spiritual gifts to be used for God's glory.
Let us pray that the believers who are graced with the gift of the word of wisdom will minister with love and with accuracy.