Sabbath: Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism and Witnessing

Read for This Week’s Study:

1 Pet. 4:10John 16:8131 Cor. 12:28–31Acts 2:40–4713:4-5.


Memory Text:

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12, NKJV).

Key Thought:

Spiritual gifts are special attributes given to each member to be used for God’s glory and for the saving of souls.

As a church we have rightly emphasized the spiritual gift of prophecy, but we have not always stressed the importance of other spiritual gifts for ministry. Yet, it’s important that we do so. It’s a clear biblical doctrine; thus, as a church, we need to take these gifts seriously in order that members can become comfortable with receiving and exercising those gifts.

It is unfortunate that many church members do not take advantage of the gifts they have been given. There are many reasons for this lack. Sometimes the fault lies with the members themselves. Sometimes, perhaps, more could be done to encourage members to discover their gifts and then use them in ministry and outreach under the direction of the Holy Spirit. What a waste to have a gift and never use it for that which it was intended.

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, April 21.



Sabbath: Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism and Witnessing — 3 Comments

  1. Thank you for the lesson!
    All spiritual gifts are intended for the saving of souls, only in heaven will we recognise the importance of each gift. There are none of the gifts which are to retain & occupy the glory to men.

  2. The challenge I see here is about discovering these gifts..sometimes we lucky support from our fellow church members were one tries to perfect the spiritual gifts. There is just some discouragement of "you cant do this".

  3. Let us Christians help our fellow Christians to discover their gifts because some times I cannot know the gifts he has given without being told.


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