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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Spiritual Gifts of Helps and Giving

The Gift is Serving: Helps
Charles e. Whisnant, pastor/teacher
June 30, 2010

All gifts are service according to 1 Corinthians 12:5, but out of these gifts one is very specialized kind of service. Notice again 1 Corinthians 12:28 and you will see the little word helps. Helps, the gift of helps.

• In Acts 20:25 that same Greek word is translated support, a supporting gift, a helping gift.

• In Romans 12:7 it says, "The gift of service or ministry." Same gift. Supporting by serving.
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  • Beautiful gift, marvelous gift, absolutely necessary to the progress of the body of Christ.


Romans 12:8 , "He that giveth let him do it with liberality."

  • Super giver, all of us are required to give, all of us are called upon by the Spirit of God to give, all of us are to invest.
  • All of us are to lay by and store the first day of the week as God has prospered him.
  • But there are some out of us who are to be super givers, who are to be beyond the normal
  • When you give with simplicity it means you give with one single motive: there's a need I give.
  • The need, nothing else enters into their mind. Singleness of mind, singleness of heart, undivided motive.

Giving with pretension and public display is not a gift; it's hypocrisy. And it doesn't even think the gift of giving really relates to how much you have. Some people who don't have very much have the gift of giving away all they have. Other people who have a lot don't have the gift. Some who have a lot do. And it isn't just dropping money in a plate. All of us invest in the Lord, but it's that desire to give when a need arises. It's illustrated in so many beautiful ways in the New Testament.

  • John 12:3, Acts 2; 2 Corinthians 8; Philippians 4

I want to read you an illustration of one man who had this gift. Charles Thomas Studd. English missionary to China, India, and Africa