Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Elmer Matthias

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 12:1,3,4,9,28,31; 1 Corinthians 12:7-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 1 Corinthians 14:1,12,37; 1 Corinthians 2:2; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 9:11; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Acts 8:18-24; Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 4:1-16; Ephesians 6:12; Romans 1:11; Romans 12:1-11; Romans 15:27; Romans 3:24; Romans 5:15;


The format for this paper is relatively simple. First, a brief section on the history of spiritual gifts will be given. This will be followed by an indepth doctrinal study of the subject. On the basis of that study, each gift will be discussed with the purpose of providing a definition for that gift. And last, the benefits and dangers involved with the use of spiritual gifts within the Church today will be discussed. But, while the format is relatively simple, the topic of spiritual gifts is not. Thus it is wise always to keep in mind Paul’s advice when exploring the subject.

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