Pneumatology: What Are God’s Spiritual Gifts?

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Spiritual gifts are gifts from God that enable us as Christians to perform our service to Him. The gifts of the spirit are:

  • the Working of Miracles
  • the Gifts of Healing
  • the Gift of Helpers
  • the Gift of Governments or Administration
  • the Gift of Faith
  • the Gift of Exhortation
  • the Gift of Teaching
  • the Gift of Discernment of Spirits
  • the Gift of Speaking the Word of Wisdom
  • the Gift of Speaking the Word of Knowledge
  • the Gift of Tongues
  • the Gift of Interpretation of Tongues

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The Fruit of the Spirit

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said: “Fruit is always the miraculous, the created; it is never the result of willing, but always a growth. The fruit of the Spirit is a gift of God, and only He can produce it. They who bear it know as little about it as the tree knows of its fruit. They know only the power of Him on whom their life depends.”

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