There are different opinions surrounding the possession and use of spiritual gifts. Some in the church today place a tremendous amount of emphasis on what are commonly referred to as the “charismatic gifts.” These gifts include acts of healing, words of knowledge, prophecy and tongues. On the other hand, some believers contend that these gifts ceased with the death of the twelve apostles.
In 1 Corinthians 12-14 the apostle Paul is giving us the most complete explanation of spiritual gifts in all of the New Testament. Three truths about spiritual gifts deserve our attention here.
1. While there are different types of gifts, no gift is more important than another.
2. God chooses the gifts we possess.
3. Spiritual gifts are others focused.