God gives all good and perfect gifts (James 1:17). God loved us so much, He gave His Son Jesus — the best gift. Anyone who believes in Christ will have eternal life: the gift of salvation (John 3:16).
To believers, God gives spiritual gifts to serve and build up the Church, a community of all believers.
Because Christ empowers me, I will use God’s gifts and talents in His service.
Every good and perfect gift comes from God
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.
My life is the gift of God
Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat of it, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor — this is the gift of God.
Eternal life in Christ is the free gift of God
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eating, drinking, enjoying my labor are gifts of God
Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.
Salvation by grace and through faith is the gift of God
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
God gives various spiritual gifts
God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle workers? Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with various languages? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.
I should sincerely desire spiritual gifts — especially the gift of prophecy
Follow after love and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Use spiritual gifts to serve one another to glorify God
As each has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good managers of the grace of God in its various forms. If anyone speaks, let it be as it were the very words of God. If anyone serves, let it be as of the strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Sharing spiritual gifts encourages church members
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end that you may be established.
Use various spiritual gifts according to God’s way
Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us: if prophecy, let’s prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; or service, let’s give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting; he who gives, let him do it with generosity; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.