CATEGORIZING THE GIFTS

 

 

The Lists:

 

1 Cor 12:8-10             1 Cor 12:28-30                       Eph 4:11                    Rom 12:7-8

 

Wisdom                       Apostles                                  Apostles                      Prophecy

Knowledge                  Prophets                                  Prophets                      Service

Faith                            Teachers                                  Evangelists                  Teaching

Healing                        Miracles                                  Pastors                                    Exhorting

Miracles                      Healing                                    Teachers                      Giving

Prophecy                     Helps                                                                           Leading

Distin. Spirits              Administrations                                                           Mercy

Tongues                      Tongues

Interp. Tongues           Interpreting

 

 

 

 

Possible Categorization:

 

Mode:                                     Kind:  Teaching/Communicating                Serving

 

Non-Miraculous                                Teaching                                              Service

                                                            Exhorting                                            Helps

                                                            Wisdom?                                             Giving

                                                            Knowledge?                                        Leading

                                                            Evangelists                                          Mercy

                                                            Pastors                                                            Pastors

                                                                                                                        Administrations

                                                                                                                        Faith?

 

Miraculous                                         Apostles                                              Apostles

                                                            Prophets                                              Miracles?

                                                            Tongues                                              Faith?

                                                            Interpreting                                          Healing

                                                            Wisdom?                                             Dist. Spirits?

                                                            Knowledge?

                                                            Miracles?

                                                            Disc. Spirits?

 

 


How Many Gifts? 

 

            30 in 4 lists, with obvious and possible overlaps

 

            Prophets = Prophecy?

            Teachers = Teaching?

            Leading = Administration?

            Helps = Service?

 

            At least 5 offices (Eph 4:11) and 15 or so activities