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Spiritual Gifts. Phrase regularly used to translate two Greek words, charismata and pneumatika (the plural forms of charisma and pneumatikon). Both words are almost exclusively Pauline within the biblical writings; elsewhere in the NT they appear only in 1 Peter 2:5 and 4:10. Other writers, of course, mention phenomena that fall within Paul’s definition of “spiritual gifts,” but for specific teaching on the subject one must depend on Paul first and foremost.
Biblical Lists of Spiritual Gifts
1 Cor 12:8–10
1 Cor 12:28
1 Cor 12:29–30
1 Pet 4:11
word of wisdom
word of knowledge
gifts of healing
discerning of spirits
Both words are derived from more familiar words, charis (grace) and pneuma (spirit). Both have similar senses—charisma meaning “expression or manifestation or embodiment of grace,”
Holy Spirit, Gifts of. Four New Testament passages delineate specific gifts that God’s Spirit gives to his people (Rom. 12:3–8; 1 Cor. 12–14; Eph. 4:7–13; 1 Peter 4:10–11). The terminology varies from ordinary words for gift (dōrea, dōma—Eph. 4:7–8) to a cognate of grace (charisma—Rom. 12:6; 1 Cor. 12:4, 9, 28, 30–31; 1 Peter 4:10), to a substantive formed from the adjective “spiritual” (pneumatika—1 Cor. 12:1; 14:1, 37). But the concept remains the same: distinctive, divinely originated endowments to serve the Triune God for the common benefit of his people, the church (Rom. 12:4–5; 1 Cor. 12:7; Eph. 4:12–13; 1 Peter 4:10).