10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift (dorea) by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many (who received Him by faith). For more discussion on spiritual gifts, including some ideas about how you can discern your spiritual gift click here for summary chart. I was made a minister, according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. In that brief sentence there is a reference to two tremendous things: (1) the gift of the Holy Spirit for ministry, which is given to every true Christian without exception, and (2) the new and remarkable power by which that gift may be exercised. In context Paul is referring to a supernatural gift, commonly referred to as a spiritual gift. 1985. (NLT - Tyndale House), Phillips: Naturally there are different gifts and functions; individually grace is given to us in different ways out of the rich diversity of Christ's giving. All are not workers of miracles, are they? Nor did he promise that any supernatural phenomena would accompany their reception of the Spirit). This divinely inspired "parenthesis" not only ascribes proper glory to the Giver but also explains how Christ came into the position of being able to be the Head of the church and the Giver of all gifts. One can conclude that there is no indication here that gifts should be sought. 28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. 1Cor 12:18 But now God has placed the members, each (hekastos) one (heis) of them, in the body, just as He desired. We are all diversified in our gifts as to the amount and as to the gifts themselves. The proportionate allocation of gifts is underscored elsewhere by the apostle: according to 1Corinthians 12:11 it is the Spirit who ‘apportions to each one individually as He wills’, while in Romans 12:3 the similar notion of God measuring out different degrees of faith appears. There has been a great deal of emphasis at the beginning of the 21st Century in American Christianity regarding church growth, especially regarding the utilization of man-made methods to attract and hopefully keep people attending. As believers we are essentially one, but in many respects we differ and we must keep these two principles constantly in our minds. 12:1). Grace (Gr. 9 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? Ephesians 4:9 is not a (Rabbinical) argument to show that the subject of the passage in the psalm is no other than Christ, in so far as of Him alone could be predicated that descending which, in speaking of ascending, must be presumed to have gone before (Michaelis, Koppe; Güder, von der Erschein. (Boice, J. M.: Ephesians: An Expositional Commentary). Chicago: Moody Press). There is a lift that comes to our spirit. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. He is the one who made those kinds of decisions. charis) is the basis for joy (chara), and it leads to thanksgiving (eucharistia). Ephesians 4:7 “But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ ” “Unto each one of us”: While Paul will mention specific areas of service (), it is also true that very Christian possesses a talent or gift that they must use (Matthew 25:14-29; Romans 12:4-6). May God grant that many local bodies composing the universal body of Christ complete His course on church growth with "flying colors"! Each one (hekastos) is used in each of the four primary discussions on spiritual gifts and serves to reiterate that each and every member of the body of Christ has received a spiritual gift.