The Ministry Gifts of Jesus

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The Gifts of Jesus

Ministry callings and office gifts

In Ephesians 4:11, the Greek word for "gifts" is "domata," which comes from a base word that means a "present." He gave or endowed to the church gifts to take care of it. He granted or furnished the church with presents, or better "He gave gifts of men." They are callings by Jesus to serve in ministry offices. In verse 12, the word "perfecting" in the Greek means to "get ready or to prepare." We interpret the meaning of this passage to say that the ministries of Ephesians 4:11 are to focus on helping people find God, recognize their fit or placement in His Body and function effectively in service-ministry. This study will help you understand the ministry/office gifts.

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord – ways to serve those gifts. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

- 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (KJV)