Gifts of Joy and Grace/Overview of the gifts


Insight: Declares truth, desires motives, attitudes to be right.  Meets spiritual needs

Server: Demonstrates love by fulfilling practical functions.  Meets practical needs

Teacher: Searches out and validates truth, facts.  Leads others into revealed truth. 
Meets mental needs

Exhorter: Gives encouragement to personal growth and achievement. 
Meets personal needs

Contributor: Gives support of every kind (material, financial, and spiritual) to God’s work and God’s people.  Meets supportive needs

Facilitator: Gives leadership aid.  Coordinates various activities of others to meet common and strategic goals.  Meets effectiveness needs

Mercy: Gives personal support and empathy.  Ability to feel for people and relieve their distress.  Meets emotional needs

(Highlighted text added)

Romans 12:4-8
"For as in one physical body we have many parts (organs, members) and all of these parts do not have the same function or use, So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another]. 

Having gifts (faculties, talents, qualities) that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them: [He whose gift is] prophecy, [let him prophesy] according to the proportion of his faith;

[He whose gift is] practical service, let him give himself to serving; he who teaches, to his teaching;

He who exhorts (encourages), to his exhortation; he who contributes, let him do it in simplicity and liberality; he who gives aid and superintends, with zeal and singleness of mind; he who does acts of mercy, with genuine cheerfulness and joyful eagerness." AMP