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Gifts of the Spirit Quiz and Related Bible Verses
- Definitions of Spiritual Gifts
- Additional Information on Spiritual Gifts
- Gifts of the Spirit Quiz Questions
- Gifts of the Spirit Quiz Response Sheet
- The Body of Christ
- Reference Verses for Spiritual Gifts Quiz
Definitions of Spiritual Gifts
The following list contains definitions of the Spiritual Gifts. While not meant to be dogmatic or final, these definitions and the supporting scriptures do correspond to characteristics of the gifts as expressed in the Gifts of the Spirit Quiz Questions.
- 1. Administration
- The ability to understand clearly the immediate and long-range goals of a particular unit of the body of Christ and to devise and execute effective plans for the accomplishment of those goals.
- Related verses: Luke 14:28-30; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:28
- 2. Apostle
- The ability to assume and exercise general leadership over a number of churches, with an extraordinary authority in spiritual matters which is spontaneously recognized and appreciated by those churches.
- Related verses: Acts 15:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Galatians 2:7-10; Ephesians 3:1-9; Ephesians 4:11-14
- 3. Craftsmanship
- The ability to use one's hands, thoughts and mind to further the kingdom of God through artistic, creative means. People with this gift may also serve as leaders for others in forming their abilities in this area. The gift may also be used in the areas of maintenance, care and upkeep for the benefit and beautification of God's kingdom here on earth.
- Related verses: Exodus 30:22-25; Exodus 31:3-11; 2 Chronicles 34:9-13; Acts 18:2-3
- The ability to know with assurance whether certain behavior purported to be of God is in reality divine, human or satanic. The purpose of this gift is to prevent confusion and false teaching from infiltrating the church.
- Related verses: Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 5:1-11; Acts 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 John 4:1-6
- The ability to share the gospel with unbelievers in such a way that men and women become Jesus' disciples and responsible members of the body of Christ.
- Related verses: Acts 8:5-6; Acts 8:26-40; Acts 14:21; Acts 21:8; Ephesians 4:11-14; 2 Timothy 4-5
- The ability to minister words of encouragement, consolation, comfort and motivation from God's Word to help others complete their tasks and be all that God wants them to be.
- Related verses: Acts 4:32-37; Acts 14:22; Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:24-25
- 7. Faith
- The ability to discern with extraordinary confidence the will and purpose of God, and to propel the body of believers into actively claiming the promises of God.
- Related verses: Acts 11:22-24; Romans 4:18-21; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11
- 8. Giving
- The ability to contribute material resources to the work of the Lord with liberality and cheerfulness.
- Related verses: Mark 12:41-44; Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 2 Corinthians 9:2-8
- 9. Healing
- The ability to serve as human intermediary through whom God's healing power is applied to another person's physical or emotional need.
- Related verses: Acts 3:1-10; Acts 5:12-16; Acts 9:32-35; Acts 28:7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28
- 10. Helps
- The ability to invest the talents one has in the life and ministry of other members of the body, thus enabling those others to increase the effectiveness of their own spiritual gifts.
- Related verses: Mark 15:40-41; Acts 9:36; Romans 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:28
- 11. Hospitality
- The ability to provide an open house and a warm welcome to those in need of food and lodging.
- Related verses: Acts 16:14-15; Romans 12:9-13; Romans 16:23; Hebrews 13:1-2; 1 Peter 4:9
- 12. Interpretation
- The divine enablement to make known to the body the message of one who is speaking in tongues.
- Related verses: 1 Corinthians 12:10, 30; 1 Corinthians 14:1-28
- 13. Knowledge
- The ability to discover, accumulate, analyze and clarify information which is pertinent to the growth and well-being of the body.
- Related verses: Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:8; 2 Corinthians 11:6; Colossians 2:2-3
- 14. Languages/Tongues
- The divine enablement to speak with unintelligible utterances. On the day of Pentecost tongues were spoken in languages unknown to the speakers but understood in the language of the hearer. At other times, the language is understood by no one and requires an interpretation to be understood.
- Related verses: Mark 16:17; Acts 2:1-13; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:1-7
- 15. Leadership
- The ability to set goals in accordance with God's purpose for the future and to communicate those goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those goals for the glory of God.
- Related verses: Acts 15:7-11; Romans 12:8; 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17
- 16. Mercy
- The ability to feel genuine empathy and compassion for individuals who suffer distressing physical, mental or emotional problems, and to translate that compassion into cheerfully-done deeds which reflect Christ's love and alleviate the sufferings.
- Related verses:
- 17. Miracles
- The ability to serve as human intermediaries through whom it pleases God to perform powerful acts that are perceived by observers to have altered the ordinary course of nature.
- Related verses: Acts 9:36-42; Acts 19:11-20; Acts 20:7-12; Romans 15:18-19; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28
- 18. Missionary
- The ability to minister whatever other spiritual gifts one has in a second culture.
- Related verses: Acts 8:4; Acts 13:2-3; Acts 22:21; Romans 10:15; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
- 19. Music
- The ability to use one's voice in the singing of praises and joy to the Lord for the benefit of others, or to play a musical instrument to the praise of the Lord and for the benefit of others.
- Related verses: Deuteronomy 31:22; 1 Samuel 16:16; 1 Chronicles 16:41-42; 2 Chronicles 5:12-13; 2 Chronicles 34:12; Psalm 150
- 20. Pastor/Shepherd
- The ability to assume a long-term personal responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a group of believers.
- Related verses: John 10:1-18; Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3
- The ability to pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis and see frequent and specific answers to prayer, to a degree much greater than that which is experienced by most Christians.
- Related verses: Luke 22:41-44; Acts 12:12; Colossians 1:9-12; Colossians 4:12-13; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; James 5:14-16
- 22. Prophecy
- The ability to proclaim the Word of God with divine anointing, which brings conviction to the hearers so they recognize that it is truly the Word of God and they must do something about it.
- Related verses: Acts 2:37-40; Acts 7:54; Acts 26:24-29; 1 Corinthians 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 1-5
- 23. Service
- The ability to identify the unmet needs involved in a task related to God's work, and to make use of available resources to meet those needs and help accomplish the desired results.
- Related verses: Acts 6:1-7; Romans 12:7; Galatians 6:2; 2 Timothy 1:16-18; Titus 3:14
- 24. Teaching
- The ability to employ a logical, systematic approach to biblical study and to communicate information relevant to the health and ministry of the body and its members in such a way that others will learn.
- Related verses: Acts 18:24-28; Acts 20:20-21; Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-14
- 25. Wisdom
- The ability to apply spiritual truth to a specific issue in an especially relevant fashion, and to make proper choices in difficult situations, based on sufficient information.
- Related verses: Acts 6:3,10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-13; 1 Corinthians 12:8; James 1:5; 2 Peter 3:15
The Body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:12-29: 12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret? 31 31But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.”
Gifts of the Spirit Quiz Questions
Follow the Spiritual Gifts Rating Instructions included below as you answer the questions. Use the Spiritual Gifts Assessment Response Sheet to record your answers to each of the questions. After completing the Spiritual Gifts Quiz Questions, add up the columns of the Spiritual Gifts Assessment Response Sheet to determine your highest scores for each of the Spiritual Gifts. An Excel file is available for sorting Spiritual Gifts by score to easily see your quiz results together with definitions of the Spiritual Gifts. Enjoy your survey! You are about to find a unique blend of gifts which God has given you!
Spiritual Gifts Rating Instructions:
3 = Consistently, definitely true
2 = Most of the time, usually true
1 = Some of the time, once in a while
0 = Not at all, never
Answer according to who you are - not what you would like to be, or think you might be!
How true are these statements of you?
What has been your experience?
To what degree do these statements reflect your usual tendencies?
- I enjoy learning about management issues and how organizations function.
- I want to share the gospel in areas or countries that have not yet received the message.
- I am able to perceive what a person is really wanting to communicate by what they are saying or not saying.
- I feel fulfilled when I have been able to fashion/create something that helped one of the church's ministries.
- I enjoy being in front of others.
- My first impressions of people are accurate.
- I have had positive responses to confronting people who were wandering from the truth.
- I seek out unbelievers with the desire to present the message of Christ.
- I am confident that even in difficult times I can accomplish great things for God.
- I enjoy giving what resources I have to those in need.
- I have prayed for someone who was seriously ill, and they were healed.
- I like to work behind the scenes so that others can better use their gifts.
- I use my home as a place to minister to people in need.
- I have heard someone speak in tongues and was able to interpret their message to the group, without ever having learned the language.
- I enjoy studying the Bible in such a way as to be able to clarify its truth for others.
- I will accept responsibility for a group when it does not have any direction or leadership.
- I am able to empathize with suffering people and involve myself in their healing process.
- God was honored and glorified when He used me to make the impossible happen.
- I speak the truth of God's word even when it is unpopular and difficult for others to accept.
- It is important to me to know and be well-known by those I serve and guide.
- I can communicate difficult biblical concepts so that people become motivated to learn and study them more.
- I have been used by God to communicate the gospel in a language unknown to me.
- I am able to see and verbalize the consequences of a person's actions before most people.
- Once I know the goal, I like to develop a plan or strategy to meet it.
- I have a pioneering or entrepreneur spirit which likes to do what others have not.
- People tell me that I am a patient and good listener.
- I can visualize through my mind's eye how something is to be constructed before I build it.
- I like the challenge of communicating with others so that there is variety and creativity.
- I can perceive the genuineness of a person's motives.
- I gravitate toward those who are confused or troubled in order to encourage them.
- I look for different ways to effectively share my faith.
- Even when things seem impossible, I trust God for His provision.
- I want to see significant things happen for God's glory, so I give more than a tithe.
- I feel that one of my contributions to the body is to pray for the sick.
- I feel there is spiritual significance in the routine tasks I do for the ministries in the church.
- I enjoy meeting new people and helping them to get acquainted with others in the church.
- I have enjoyed interpreting for the body a message given in tongues.
- I regularly research topics and read books to gain a better understanding.
- I am able to effectively organize those in the body to achieve specific goals which I perceive to be clearly God's plan.
- I enjoy ministering to people in hospitals, prisons, and rest homes.
- I have been used by God to do supernatural acts which authenticated the message of Christ.
- I feel compelled to expose sin in the culture, church, or an individual's life in order to have them walk consistently in the truth.
- I like to nurture others in their development as a child of God, being patient but firm in their growth.
- I enjoy studying the Bible in order to share practical insights that will enable others to grow and act in obedience.
- During prayer, I speak in a language I do not understand and it strengthens me in order to edify and love others.
- I feel I have more "common sense" than most people.
- When I think about an event, I am able to visualize it so that potential problems are solved before they happen.
- Serving in another culture excites me.
- I have a deep longing to help people lead a holistic and balanced lifestyle.
- I am handy and good when working with my hands.
- I enjoy developing my skills in the arts: music, crafts, drama, photography, etc.
- Others come to me to clarify a teaching or a situation's rightness or wrongness.
- I gently, but firmly, challenge others to live a life of greater obedience.
- When I share the gospel, people desire to know more about a relationship with Jesus Christ.
- I am able to pray knowing that God hears and will answer my prayers.
- I am fulfilled in sharing my money and possessions without expecting anything in return.
- People seek me out to pray for their physical healing.
- I am most fulfilled when I am able to serve in an area of need.
- I spend time with visitors in order to make them feel comfortable and cared for.
- I have been affirmed by others that God has used me to interpret His timely message, given by someone else, through their gift of tongues.
- I have found myself in situations when I intuitively knew something that helped minister to someone.
- While being able to guide others in achieving a goal, I do it in such a way that they feel "led of the Spirit" in a "God-Glorifying" task.
- I look beyond a person's deformities and their lingering problems to see a life that matters to God.
- People have become Christians because of the gospel and the miracles God did through me.
- I speak very compellingly to groups or individuals about obeying God's commands and teachings.
- I prefer long-term, stable relationships in which I can model servant leadership for new or young believers.
- I organize biblical materials and give systematic presentations which are appreciated by the body.
- I have spoken in a language unknown to me, that when interpreted, brought a blessing to those who heard it.
- People seek my advice about matters that confuse them.
- I can organize ideas, people and events.
- I am, or desire to be, actively involved in the church's foreign mission program.
- I have given practical guidance to others, which led to the healing of broken relationships.
- I can form, develop, or adapt materials to best meet a need.
- I regularly get alone to reflect and use my imagination.
- In spiritual matters, I am able to distinguish between truth and error.
- I reassure those who need to take some courageous steps in their faith, family, or life.
- I am so concerned for the lost that I feel constantly motivated to incite people to receive Christ.
- I visualize great things for the cause of Christ and take action, even without the visible means to accomplish them.
- I am a good manager of money so that I can support ministries that further the cause of Christ.
- I have seen God answer my prayer for a miraculous healing on several occasions.
- I willingly do a variety of odd jobs around the church to practically meet the needs of others.
- I will spontaneously invite people to my home to minister to them, even though the house may not be totally presentable.
- Most of the messages given in tongues that I have interpreted (without learning the language), have spoken of Jesus and His work on the cross.
- I become deeply touched when someone has not accurately represented biblical truth.
- It seems that many Christians look to me for my thought and actions in determining what to do in their own life.
- I do what I can to show God's love to those who are suffering "behind the scenes".
- The power of God has miraculously changed the natural order through me and my prayers.
- I apply biblical principles to the popular issues being faced within the culture, causing others to think differently.
- I enjoy providing general oversight for a few Christians, guiding them in their growth.
- When I teach others, I feel comfortable responding to questions.
- I have been able to share the message of Christ with others in a language I never learned.
- I am respected for my ability to provide concise and appropriate solutions to difficult problems.
- I am able to handle a lot of details at the same time in order to accomplish a task.
- I am willing to take a part in starting a new church.
- People tell me things they have not told others and say that I am easy to talk to.
- I enjoy being creative when working with wood, yarn, metal, glass, etc.
- I critique the performances and work of others.
- I can determine and expose a person's deception or phoniness before others recognize it.
- I gravitate toward broken people with the desire to see them grow in their faith.
- My conversations with unbelievers seem to include spiritual matters.
- Believing prayer works, I spend time with those who regularly pray.
- I often give anonymously to help meet an individual or ministry's financial needs.
- I feel as a result of my prayers, people have been restored to social and relational wholeness.
- I like to find things that need to be done, and do them even without being asked.
- I like to greet, welcome and create a warm atmosphere for those who attend various functions within the body.
- When I have interpreted tongues, it has encouraged and edified the body.
- I love to share with others the insights I have found in God's Word.
- I can adjust my leadership to motivate a wide variety of people in the church to work together in order to meet a goal or accomplish the task at hand.
- I understand the emotional and spiritual swings of those going through painful experiences, and I patiently support them.
- I have been told that visible miracles have resulted from my prayers.
- When I clearly communicate the truths of God, people are inspired to personally apply them and turn from their deception.
- I have a compassionate need to protect wandering believers.
- Christians have told me that I have really helped them to better understand some biblical truth or personal issue so that they are now living differently.
- I speak to God in an unknown language.
- God enables me to make practical applications of biblical truth in a variety of situations.
- I like to work hard at making ministries more efficient.
- I like to share the gospel in different ways so as to be culturally clear and sensitive to people's differing world views.
- When someone has a spiritual or relational struggle, I care for them in such a way that over time they are able to practically work through their problems.
- I am able to design and build things that help the church to better care for people.
- Through my artistic expression, people have been able to recognize a deeper truth about themselves, their relationships, or God.
- I am a good judge of character.
- I strengthen those who are wavering in their faith by directing them to God's promises and truth.
- I like those I am around to know that I am a Christian, in the hope that they will ask me about my relationship to Christ.
- I am convinced of God's daily presence and move confidently in His power.
- I am able to earn large amounts of money for the Lord's work.
- I believe God has used me to miraculously heal people without the aid of medicines or treatment.
- When I see so many needs within the church, it is hard for me to say "no".
- I feel free to open my home to those who need physical or emotional support.
- When someone is speaking in tongues, I am able to interpret God's message.
- I am concerned with details as I patiently investigate the Scriptures.
- I usually know where I am going and can influence other Christians in that direction.
- I help those who are unsupported and that others think are undeserving.
- Supernatural signs have taken place through my faith and prayers.
- I stimulate others to use Scriptural principles in their personal/professional and their public/private decisions.
- I provide guidance for the whole person-relationally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc.
- I love to learn and explain the Word in ways that cause people to listen and act accordingly.
- When I have publicly spoken in tongues, it has been interpreted.
- In the midst of much conflict, I can offer an acceptable and simple plan for resolution.
- I see people as gifted and valuable resources to be coordinated for greater effectiveness in the church.
- I can easily adapt to my surroundings and minister effectively within them.
- I am able to empathize with bitter, angry and confused people in such a way that I can help them.
- I honor God with my handcrafted gifts.
- I look forward to concerts or other artistic venues.
- I can sense when demonic forces are at work in a person, situation, or teaching.
- I inspire others to take more seriously the Lordship of Christ in their lives.
- When I share my testimony and God's plan of salvation, people respond in faith.
- When I sense God's direction, I will press on even with the objections or opposition of others.
- I am confident that the resources I share with others were for that purpose, and whether they are ever replenished is not of concern to me.
- Others have affirmed power in my faith and prayers to see suffering people healed.
- I enjoy using my natural and acquired skills to facilitate more effective ministry.
- I enjoy providing food and lodging for those in need.
- Without knowing the language, I am able to interpret message publicly spoken in tongues.
- I am able to recall an amazing amount of critical information from my studies that support my conclusions from the Bible, commentaries, etc.
- I am able to clarify a vision decisively, managing people and resources to fulfill it.
- People have told me that I get too personally and emotionally involved in helping needy people.
- Others have said that God has used me to bring about some impossible changes in their lives or circumstances.
- I challenge believers to confront and turn from their sin, even in the face of rejection, pressure, or accusations of being narrow-minded.
- I care for people so much that I enjoy walking through life in a small group of believers, leading them along the way.
- I have a deep concern and ability to relate God's truth to life so that Christians develop healthy attitudes and values.
- When I pray in tongues, I am edified and able to more faithfully serve the body.
- I personally and diligently apply the Bible's truth to my own life.
- I can see the big picture and develop the details needed to accomplish it.
- I have a strong sense of God's calling to serve in new areas of ministry.
- I can disagree with someone without making them feel judged or rejected.
- I understand how raw materials need to be fashioned in order to properly construct what is desired.
- I look forward to the worship part of the church service.
- I have been told that my insights about certain teachings or people have been true.
- I strengthen and motivate others to take their spiritual walk more seriously.
- When a person I've led to Christ becomes a believer, I also guide them to discipleship opportunities.
- I have such a peace about God's care and provision for me and others that believers have commented about my faith and trust.
- I feel appreciated to know that my financial support has made a significant difference in the life and ministry of God's people.
- Through my prayers, I have been able to see emotionally confused people experience peace, understanding and healing.
- I find satisfaction in encouraging others through my desire to serve when and where there is a need.
- I do what I can to help new people feel like they belong.
- The messages in tongues that I have interpreted have been directly from God.
- To a large degree, I could say that I have "felt or experienced" the truth I have discovered, which gives me a passion to see it communicated and applied in the lives of others.
- I have led groups that have experienced success through difficult circumstances with a deep sense that they were fulfilling the will of God.
- I feel such compassion for hurting people that I actively do what can to alleviate the sources of discomfort.
- People have believed in Jesus because of the miracles I have done in His name.
- I am willing to personally suffer or have others suffer if it will yield a more obedient and faithful walk with God.
- Over time, others have told me how much they appreciated my continuing support and concern for them.
- People say they learn a lot when I teach the Bible, and they seem to be motivated to study it more on their own.
- I speak in tongues for personal worship and praise.
- Others have told me how I helped them to see the application of Biblical truth in the "gray areas" of their life.
Reference Verses for Spiritual Gifts
Acts 2:1-13 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs-we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” 13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.’”
Acts 2:37-40: 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
Acts 3:1-10: 1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer-at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Acts 4:32-37: 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34 There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need. 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
Acts 5:1-11: 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. 3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.” 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.” 9 Peter said to her, “How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
Acts 5:12-16: 12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.
Acts 6:1-7: 1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
Acts 6:3, 10: 3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them...10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.
Acts 6:10: 10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.
Acts 7:54: When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him.
Acts 8:4: Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
Acts 8:5-6: 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.
Acts 8:26-40: 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road-the desert road-that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. 31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.” 34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.
Acts 9:32-35: 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
Acts 9:36-42: 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!” 39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them. 40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. 41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive. 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.
Acts 10:44-46: 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.
Acts 11:22-24: 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
Acts 12:12: When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.
Acts 13:2-3: 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
Acts 14:21: They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch…
Acts 14:22: …strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.
Acts 15:1-2: 1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.
Acts 15:7-11: 7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”
Acts 16:14-15: 14 One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. 15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.
Acts 16:16-18: 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.
Acts 18:2-3: 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
Acts 18:24-28: 24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
Acts 19:1-7: 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. 4 Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve men in all.
Acts 19:11-20: 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. 13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day, the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. 17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
Acts 20:7-12: 7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. 9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” 11 1 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
Acts 20:20-21: 21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. 22 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.
Acts 21:8: Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven.
Acts 22:21: “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’
Acts 26:24-29: 24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.” 25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.” 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” 29 Paul replied, “Short time or long-I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
Acts 28:7-10: 7 There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and for three days entertained us hospitably. 8 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him. 9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured. 10 They honored us in many ways and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.
1 Chronicles 16:41-42: 41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, “for his love endures forever.” 42 Heman and Jeduthun were responsible for the sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were stationed at the gate.
2 Chronicles 5:12-13: 12 All the Levites who were musicians - Asap, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives-stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. 13 The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud…
2 Chronicles 34:9-13: 9 They went to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the money that had been brought into the temple of God, which the Levites who were the doorkeepers had collected from the people of Manasseh, Ephraim and the entire remnant of Israel and from all the people of Judah and Benjamin and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 10 Then they entrusted it to the men appointed to supervise the work on the LORD'S temple. These men paid the workers who repaired and restored the temple. 11 They also gave money to the carpenters and builders to purchase dressed stone, and timber for joists and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to fall into ruin. 12 The men did the work faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. The Levites-all who were skilled in playing musical instruments – 13 had charge of the laborers and supervised all the workers from job to job. Some of the Levites were secretaries, scribes and doorkeepers.
2 Chronicles 34:12 12 The men did the work faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. The Levites-all who were skilled in playing musical instruments...
Colossians 1:9-12: 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
Colossians 2:2-3: 2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 4:12-13: 12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. 13 I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.
1 Corinthians 2:1-13: 1 When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. 6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”- 10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23: 19 Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
1 Corinthians 12:8: To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit…
1 Corinthians 12:9: …to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit…
1 Corinthians 12:10: to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:10, 28: 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 28 And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:10, 30: 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?
1 Corinthians 12:28: And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:30: Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret?
1 Corinthians 14:1-3: 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit. 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
1 Corinthians 14:1-28: 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit. 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified. 6 Now, brothers, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction? 7 Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the flute or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes? 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? 9 So it is with you. Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air. 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. 11 If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and he is a foreigner to me. 12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church. 13 For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. 16 If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. 21 In the Law it is written: “Through men of strange tongues and through the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people, but even then they will not listen to me,” says the Lord. 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. 23 So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and some who do not understand or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind? 24 But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, 25 and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” 26 What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two-or at the most three-should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.
2 Corinthians 8:1-7: 1 And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. 5 And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will. 6 So we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. 7 But just as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us-see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
2 Corinthians 9:2-8: 2 For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action. 3 But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove hollow, but that you may be ready, as I said you would be. 4 For if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we-not to say anything about you-would be ashamed of having been so confident. 5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given. 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 11:6: I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.
2 Corinthians 12:12: The things that mark an apostle - signs, wonders and miracles - were done among you with great perseverance.
Deuteronomy 31:22: So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites.
Ephesians 3:1-9: 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles - 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. 7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
Ephesians 4:11-14: 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.
Exodus 30:22-25: 22 Then the LORD said to Moses, 23 “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane, 24 500 shekels of cassia-all according to the sanctuary shekel-and a hin of olive oil. 25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.
Exodus 31:3-11: 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts – 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship. 6 Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you: 7 the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent – 8 the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, 9 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand – 10 and also the woven garments , both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, 11 and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.”
Galatians 2:7-10: 7 On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as Peter had been to the Jews. 8 For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles. 9 James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. 10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
Galatians 6:2: Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Hebrews 10:24-25: 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 11:1-40 1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4 By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the Promised Land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age-and Sarah herself was barren-was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. 17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” 19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones. 23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days. 31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. 32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37 They were stoned ; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated – 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
Hebrews 13:1-2: 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers. 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:17: Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.
James 1:5: If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
James 5:14-16: 14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
John 10:1-18: 1 “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them. 7 Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father-and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life-only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
1 John 4:1-6: 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
Luke 14:28-30: 28“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
Luke 22:41-44: 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 22 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 23 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 24 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Mark 12:41-44: 41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything-all she had to live on.”
Mark 15:40-41 40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. 41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.
Mark 16:17: And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
Matthew 16:21-23: 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” 23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
1 Peter 4:9: Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 5:1-3: 1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
2 Peter 3:15: Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.
Psalm 150: 1 Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.
Romans 4:18-21: 18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead-since he was about a hundred years old-and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
Romans 10:15: And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Romans 12:7: If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
Romans 12:8: …if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:9-13: 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Romans 15:18-19: 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done- 19 by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
Romans 16:1-2: 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me.
Romans 16:23: Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings. Erastus, who is the city’s director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings.
1 Samuel 16:16: Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes upon you, and you will feel better.”
1 Thessalonians 1:5: …because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
1 Timothy 2:1-2: 1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
1 Timothy 3:1-7: 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
1 Timothy 4:13: Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
1 Timothy 5:17: The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
2 Timothy 1:16-18: 16 May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. 17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. 18 May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.
2 Timothy 4:5: But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Titus 3:14: Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.
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