6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;
7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;
8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
prophecy = forth-telling (including revealing future events). This gift ended when the Bible was complete (1 Corinthians 13). Prophecy was a direct message from God and always in accord with earlier revelations. Teaching, in contrast, is based on the revelation revealed in Scripture.
according to the proportion (see verse 3) — in line with what grace God has given and with what faith it is received
ministry — service of any type — voluntary in contrast to slavery.
exhortation — appeal to the conscience and the heart
liberality — singleness of heart
leads — be over, stand in front
mercy — relieving distress
teaching — the art of making the unchanging divine message understandable to the unlearned.
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