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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

Introduction to Spiritual Gifts of Faith and Discernment

We've been add in 1 Corinthians 12:28 in which there are mentions of spiritual gifts as well as verses 8 to 10.

We also added Ephesians 4 and Romans 12. And so in all of those Scriptures we have pulled together the listing of the categories of spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit has granted to the church.

It is clear to us at this time that the Spirit of God has given to the church gifts,

Enablement: to provide somebody with the resources, authority, or opportunity to do something.
Manifestation: the act of showing or demonstrating something. An indication that something is present, real, or exists. Materialization of spirit.
Energizing services. To supply somebody with strength or power.

All those different words are used to describe the same things.

They are Holy Spirit enablements allowing us to minister to one another within the body of Christ.