… and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
Last week I talked about the Word of Wisdom. This was the first of the ministerial gifts of the Spirit which Paul referred to in 1 Corinthians 12. This week I am going to talk about the Word of Knowledge.
As a ministerial gift a Word of Wisdom and a Word of Knowledge often go hand in hand, coming at the same time. You may receive the Word of Knowledge about a situation and then a Word of Wisdom about what to do with that knowledge.
This week we have been talking about the ministerial gift of the Spirit – word of wisdom. For the body of Christ there has been a take it or leave it attitude. But Paul instructs the church on its necessity and need.
For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit…
For the next few weeks I want to take a closer look at the ministerial gifts of the Holy Spirit. Last week I introduced them to you with encouragement that we all need these gifts as it is our duty as Christians to minister as part of the body of Christ.
This week I’ve been talking about the ministerial gifts of the Holy Spirit. I am sure than many of you decided right off that this teaching did not pertain to you as you were not in the ministry. But if you are part of the body of Christ you are in the ministry.
Christ’s body is a ministering body. The mission of the body of Christ is one of ministry. So if you have become part of that body, you are in the ministry. Even if you do not consider yourself in a ministry, God does and has sent the Holy Spirit to equip each and every one of us.
Transliteration: charisma 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.
There is a lot of talk of grace in the church. It is by grace (underserved favor) that we are saved, not by our works.