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“Jesus” not other followers!!!!

like jesusJesus is looking for us to be like Him not other followers. There are many people who call themselves Christians but sadly, They don’t live Christ-like lives and that is what being a Christian is. Christianity is more than just a title. It is a life long journey through good times and bad times. The difference between Christian by name and Christian by Truth is in how those situations are handled. Being a TRUE CHRISTIAN is not easy. It requires giving up our sinful and selfish ways and following the ways of our Savior Jesus Christ. Think of it this way, When we think of an electrician we think of someone who works with electricity. Pediatrics is a branch of medicine who deals with children and diseases. We call the people who work in this field Pediatricians. So if we are to call ourselves Christians isn’t it only right to expect ourselves to work in the name Jesus Christ? A True Christian life is not easy but it is worth it. We are reminded in Matthew 7:21-23: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!  This scripture plainly states that just acknowledging  Christ does not make you a follower of Jesus. It is the relationship we have with Christ that sets us apart from others. Remember Satan acknowledges God and Jesus Christ too, yet he has been banished from Heaven. We pray that you might have relationship with Jesus Christ!!! If you are not sure what that means let us know, we would be honored to help you. JESUS BLESS!!!

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Spiritual Gifts Assessment

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You may want to print this page, to make it easier to work with.

Directions: 1. Answer the 96 questions rating each one from 0-4 on your answer sheet.

  • 0 isn’t “bad” and 4 isn’t “good.”
  • Don’t think of the rating system like school grades A-B-C-D-F
  • Think of the rating system as “symbols” that indicate how much each statement is true in your life.
  • When you find a question with two or parts, and you rate any one as not true in your life, then mark the whole question with a low number. In other words, if you think part is true, but another part is not, rate the whole question with a low number.
  • This gifts discovery is easy to “psyche out” – so don’t. Make it work for you by answering honestly.

2. Add up the 24 rows of 4 numbers and enter the totals in the “total” column.

  • Sample: 1. 3     25. 2     49. 2     73. 1     Total = 8

3. Find you 3-5 highest scores and circle the letters (A through X) by the high scores.

4. Go to the GIFTS KEY and find the 24 gifts listed from A to X

5. Mark your answer next to the question.

  • Sample: 83. People say I am gifted with my hands.  _3_

6. Contact us to let us know your gifts and we will help you so your able to use what God has blessed you with.

 

 

QUESTIONS:

1. I enjoy working behind scenes, taking care of little details. __

2. I usually step forward and assume leadership in a group where none exists. __

3. When in a group, I tend to notice and approach those who are alone to help them feel part of the group. __

4. I have the ability to recognize a need and to get the job done, no matter how small the task. __

5. I have the ability to organize ideas, people and projects to reach a specific goal. __

6. People often say I have good spiritual judgment. __

7. I am very confident of achieving great things for the glory of God. __

8. I am asked to sing or play a musical instrument at church functions. __

9. God has used me to communicate the gospel in a language unknown to me. __

10. Through my prayers God has made the impossible possible. __

11. I have an ability to use my hands in a creative way to design and build things. __

12. I have seen my prayers heal people. __

13. I enjoy giving money to those in serious financial need. __

14. I enjoy ministering to people in hospitals, prisons, or rest homes to comfort them. __

15. I often have insights that offer practical solutions to difficult problems. __

16. I have often understood issues or problems in the church and have seen answers when others don’t. __

17. I enjoy encouraging and giving counsel to those who are discouraged. __

18. I have an ability to thoroughly study a passage of scripture, and then share it with others. __

19. I presently have the responsibility for the spiritual growth of one or more young Christians. __

20. Other people respect me as an authority in spiritual matters. __

21. I have an ability to learn foreign languages. __

22. God oftens reveals to me the direction He desires the body of Christ to move. __

23. I enjoy developing relationships with non-Christians, especially with hopes of telling them about Jesus. __

24. Whenever I hear reports on the news or in conversations about needy situations, I am burdened to pray. __

25. I would like to assist pastors or other leaders so they will have more time to accomplish their essential and priority ministries. __

26. When I ask people to help me accomplish an important ministry for the church, they usually say yes. __

27. I enoy entertaining guests and making them feel “at home” when they visit. __

28. I take initiative to serve and enjoy serving others, no matter how small the task. __

29. I am a very organized person who sets goals, makes plans, and achieves the goals. __

30. I am a good judge of character and can spot a spiritual phony. __

31. I often step out and start projects that other people won’t attempt, and the projects are usually successful. __

32. I believe I could make a positive difference on the music or worship team. __

33. Praying in tongues is personally meaningful to me in my prayer life. __

34. God has used me to make things happen which were far beyond human means. __

35. I enjoy doing things like woodworking, crocheting, sewing, mental work, stained glass, etc. __

36. I often pray for God to heal those who are physically and emotionally ill. __

37. I joyfully give money to the church well above my tithe. __

38. I feel compassion for people who are hurting and lonely and like to spend considersble time with them to cheer them up. __

39. God has enabled me to choose correctly between several complex options in an important decision when no one else knew what to do. __

40. I enjoy studying difficult questions about God’s Word, and I am able to find answers more easily and more quickly than others. __

41. I’m very fulfilled when I encourage others, especially if it’s about their spiritual growth. __

42. When a question arises from a difficult Bible passage, I am motivated to research the answer. __

43. I enjoy being involved in people’s lives and helping them grow spiritually. __

44. I would be willing and excited to start a new church. __

45. I can adapt easily to cultures, languages, and lifestyles other than my own and would like to use my adaptability to minister in foreign countries. __

46. I will always speak up for Christian principles with conviction, even when what I say isn’t popular. __

47. I find it easy to invite a person to accept Jesus as their Savior. __

48.  I have a passion to pray for the significant issues of God’s kingdom and His will for Christians. __

49. I enjoy relieving others of routine tasks so they can get important projects done. __

50. I can guide and motivate a group  of people toward achieving a specific group. __

51. I enjoy meeting new people and introducing them to others in the group. __

52. I am very dependable for getting things done on time, and I don’t need much praise or thanks. __

53. I easily delegate significant responsibilities to other people. __

54. I am able to distingguish between right and wrong in complex spiritual matters that other people can’t seem to figure out. __

55. I trust in God’s faithfulness for a bright future, even when facing significant problems. __

56. I enjoy singing, and people say I have a good voice. __

57. I have been led by the Holy Spirit during a prayer or worship, and began to speak in tongues, and/or interpret tongues. __

58. God has blessed my prayers so that supernatural results have come from otherwise impossible situations. __

59. I find satisfaction in meetings the needs of people by making something for them. __

60. God regularly speaks to me concerning people’s illnesses so that I can pray for them. __

61. I wouldn’t mind lowering my standard of living to give more to the church and others in need. __

62. I want to do whatever I can for the needy people around me, even if I have to give up something. __

63. People often seek my advice when they don’t know what to do in a situation. __

64. I have an ability to gather information from several sources to discover the answer to a question or learning about a subject. __

65. I feel a need to challenge others to better themselves, especially in their spiritual growth, in an uplifting, rather that condemning way. __

66. Others listen and enjoy my teaching of scriptures. __

67. I care about the spiritual welfare of people and do my best to guidge them toward a Godly lifestyle. __

68. I am accepted as a spiritual authority in other parts of the country or world. __

69. I would like to present the gospel in a foreign language in a country whose culture and lifestyle is different than my own. __

70. I feel the need to speak God’s message from the Bible so people will know what God expects of them. __

71. I would like to tell others how to become a Christian, and give them an invitation to receive Jesus into their life. __

72. Many of my prayers for others have been answered by the Lord. __

73. I enjoy helping others get their work done and don’t need a lot of public recogniton. __

74. People respect my opinion and follow my direction. __

75. I would like to use my home to get acquainted with newcomers and visitors to the church. __

76. I enjoy helping people in any type of need and feel a sense of satisfaction in meeting that need. __

77. I am comfortable making important decisions, even under pressure. __

78. People come to me for help in distinguishing between spiritual truth and error. __

79. I often exercise my faith through prayer, and God answers my prayers in powerful ways. __

80. I believe the Lord could use me in the choir to deliver a message through song. __

81. I have spoken in a language unknown to me that, when interpreted, brought a blessing to those who heard. __

82. God uses me to work micacles for the glory of His kingdom. __

83. People say I am gifted with my hands.  __

84. People often seek me out to pray for the physical healing. __

85. When I give money to someone, I don’t expect anything in return and often give anonymously. __

86. When I hear of people without jobs who can’t pay their bills, I do what I can to help them. __

87. God enables me to make appropriate application of biblical truth to practical situations. __

88. I can discover difficult bibical truths and principles on my own, and I enjoy this. __

89. People find it easy to talk with me and respond well to my encouragement to become all they can for God. __

90. I am organized in my thinking and systematic in my approach to presenting Bible lessons to a group of people. __

91. I help Christians who have wandered away from the Lord find their way back to a growing relationship with Him and get involved in a local church. __

92. I would be excited to share the gospel and form new groups of Christians in areas where there aren’t many churches. __

93. I have no racial prejudice, and have a sincere appreciation for people very different from myself. __

94. I find it relatively easy to appy bibical promises to present day situations, and I’m willing to confront in love if necessary. __

95. I have a strong desire to help non-Christians find salvation through Jesus Christ. __

96. Prayer is my favorite ministry in the church, and I consistently spend a great deal of time at it. __

Total

1. __    25. __   49. __   73. __  = ___ (A)

2. __   26. __   50. __   74. __  = ___ (B)

3. __   27. __   51. __   75. __  = ___ (C)

4. __   28. __  52. __   76. __  = ___ (D)

5. __   29. __  53. __   77. __  = ___ (E)

6. __   30. __  54. __   78. __  = ___ (F)

7. __   31. __   55. __   79. __  = ___ (G)

8. __  32. __   56. __   80. __  = ___ (H)

9. __  33. __   57. __   81. __  = ___ (I)

10. __  34. __  58. __  82. __  = ___ (J)

11. __   35. __  59. __  83. __  = ___ (K)

12. __  36. __  60. __  84. __  = ___ (L)

13. __  37. __  61. __   85. __  = ___ (M)

14. __  38. __  62. __  86. __  = ___ (N)

15. __  39. __  63. __  87. __  = ___ (O)

16. __  40. __  64. __  88. __  = ___ (P)

17. __   41. __  65. __  89. __  = ___ (Q)

18. __  42. __  66. __  90. __  = ___ (R)

19. __  43. __  67. __  91. __  = ___ (S)

20. __  44. __  68. __ 92. __  = ___ (T)

21. __   45. __  69. __  93. __  = ___ (U)

22. __  46. __  70. __  94. __  = ___ (V)

23. __  47.  __  71. __  95. __  = ___ (W)

24. __  48. __  72. __  96. __  = ___ (X)

 

                                                                 GIFT KEY

A. Helps                     G. Faith                                     M. Giving               S. Pastor/Shepherd

B. Leadership           H. Music                                    N. Mercy               T. Apostleship

C. Hospitality            I. Tongues/Interpretation    O. Wisdom           U. Missionary

D. Service                   J. Miracles                               P. Knowledge       V. Prophecy

E. Administration    K. Craftsmanship                   Q. Exhortation     W. Evangelist

F. Discernment        L. Healing                                R. Teaching           X. Intercession

 

A. Helps

The gift of helps is the ability to work with and support others Christian’s ministry efforts. (Mark 15:40-41, Acts 9:36, Romans 16:1-2, 1 Corinthians 12:28)

B. Leadership

The gift of leadership is the distinctive ability to influence others according to a “big picture” purpose, mission, or plan. (Romans 12:8, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, 1 Timothy 5:17, Hebrews 13:17)

C. Hospitality

The gift of hospitality is the distinctive ability to make people feel “at home,” welcome, cared for, and part of the group. (Acts 16:14-15, Romans 12:13, Romans 16:23, Hebrews 13:1-2, 1 Peter 4:9)

D. Service

The gift of service is the distinctive ability to identify and meet the practical needs of others. (Acts 6:1-7, Romans 12:7, Galatians 6:10, 2 Timothy 1:16-18, Titus 3:14)

E. Administration

The gift of administration is the distinctive ability to coordinate and organize people and projects. (Luke 14:28-30, Acts 6:1-7, 1 Corinthians 12:28)

F. Discernment

The gift of discernment is the distinctive ability to perceive whether a person’s actions originate from Godly, satanic, or merely human sources. (Matthew 16:21-23, Acts 5:1-11, Acts 16:16-18, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 John 4:1-6)

G. Faith

The gift of faith is the distinctive ability to believe God with confidence for things unseen, spiritual growth, and the will of God. (Acts 11:22-24, Romans 4:18-21, 1 Corinthians 12:9, Hebrews 11)

H. Music

The gift of music is the distinctive ability to make a significant contribution to a worship experience through singing or playing a musical instrument. (Deuteronomy 31:2, 1 Samuel 16:16, 1 Chronicles 16:41-43, 2 Chronicles 5:12-13, 2 Chronicles 34:12, Psalm 150)

I. Tongues/Interpretation

The gift of tongues is the distinctive ability to speak or interpret a language which you never learned and communicate a divinely anointed message from God to believers. (Acts 2:1-3, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 14:1-40)

J. Miracles

The gift of miracles is the distinctive ability to perform supernatural acts as an instrument or agent of God, which alter the expected course of nature. (Acts 9:36-42, Acts 19:11-12, Acts 20:7-12, Romans 15:1-19, 1 Corinthians 12:10)

K. Craftsmanship

The gift of craftsmanship is the distinctive ability to use your hands and mind to benefit other believers through artistic, creative or a wide variety of construction arenas. (Exodus 30:22-25, Exodus 31:3-11, 2 Chronicles 34:9-13, Acts 18:2-3)

L. Healing

The gift of healing is the distinctive ability to be used as a human intermediary through whom God’s supernatural power is applied to a person’s physical or emotional need. (Acts 3:1-10, Acts 9:32-35, Acts 28:7-10, 1 Corinthians 12:9)

M. Giving

The gift of giving is the distinctive ability to cheerfully and generously contribute personal resources of God’s work. (Mark 12:41-44, Romans 12:8, 1 Corinthians 8:1-7, 1 Corinthians 9:2-7)

N. Mercy

The gift of mercy is the distinctive ability to sincere empathy and compassion in a way that results in practical relief for people’s hurts, pain and suffering. (Matthew 9:35-36, Mark 9:41, Romans 12:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:14)

O. Wisdom

The gift of wisdom is the distinctive ability to discern the mind of Christ and apply scriptural truth to a specific situation in order to make the right choices and help move in the right direction. (Acts 6:3-10, 1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 1 Corinthians 12:8)

P. Knowledge

The gift of knowledge is the distinctive ability to seek out, gather, organize, and clarify facts and ideas on a number of diverse subjects. (Acts 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:8, Colossians 2:2-3)

Q. Exhortation

The gift of exhortation is the distinctive ability to appropriately communicate words of encouragement, challenge, or rebuke in the body of Christ. (Acts 14:22, Romans 12:8, 1 Timothy 4:14, Hebrews 10:24-25)

R. Teaching

The gift of teaching is the distinctive ability to employ a logical, systematic approach to biblical study in preparation for clearly communicating practical truth to the body of Christ. (Acts 18:24-28, Acts 20:20-21, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11-14)

S. Pastor/Shepherd

The gift of pastor/shepherd is the distinctive ability to assume responsibility for the spiritual growth and Christian community of a group of believers. (John 10:1-18, Ephesians 4:11-14, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-3)

T. Apostleship

The gift of apostleship is the distinctive ability to provide spiritual leadership over a number of pastors and churches that results in tangible fruit in ministry. (Acts 15:22-35, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 2 Corinthians 12:12, Galatians 2:7-10)

U. Missionary

The gift of missionary is the distinctive ability to minister effectively in cultures beyond your own. (Acts 8:4, Acts 13:2-3, Acts 22:21, Romans 10:15)

V. Prophecy

The gift of prophecy is the distinctive ability to boldly declare the truth of God, regardless of the consequences, calling people to righteous living. (Acts 2:37-40, Acts 7:51-53. 1 Corinthians 14:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 1:5)

W. Evangelism

The gift of evangelism is the distinctive ability to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others in such a way that many non-Christians believe in Christ and are converted to Christianity. (Acts 8:5-6, Acts 8:26-40, Acts 14:21, Acts 21:8)

X. Intercession

The gift of intercession is the distinctive ability to pray for significant lengths of time, on a regular basis, and often observe specific answers to those prayers. (Colossians 1:9-12, Colossians 4:12-13, James 5:14-16)

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