Romans 12:6-8

Romans 12:6-8 — 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; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 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

ruleth — lead, 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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