February 22, 2012
Gift of Faith
Phonetic Spelling: (khar’-is-mah)
Short Definition: an undeserved favor
Definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor. The operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment (natural gift ability or quality) to edify the Church.
Phonetic Spelling: (pis’-tis)
Short Definition: faith, belief, trust
Definition: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.
The topic this week is the ministerial Gift of Faith that Paul is referring to in
I Corinthians 12:9a
9) to another faith by the same Spirit…
Now we know that each person has been given a measure of faith or a seed of faith that will grow as we nurture and use it. That is for our own personal benefit and use.
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.