”Each person has spiritual DNA (Divine Natural Ability) which makes them unique not only in personality, but also in their service to the Lord.”
“For I long to see you in order that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established…”
There are two primary types of gifts found in the Bible, gifts generally given to demonstrate honor and gifts generally given to receive back honor (carismsa). The first type of gift says “I respect you” and the second says “I want respect back from you”. The first gift is given as a sacrifice from the giver and the second is given with grace in mind.
Charisma has a dual meaning depending on the context of the word. It is either a passionate endowment and quality or a miraculous faculty and power. God gave the members of the first century church two types of gifts, miraculous powers and non-miraculous ministerial passions. Both of these gifts were to bring respect (glory) to God. The focus of this site and material is not the miraculous gifts, but the non-miraculous.
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