The Exhibition of Spiritual Gifts:
A. The gift of preaching
Acts 14:1 "And it came to pass in Iconium that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake..." Here they exercised the gift of preaching, which is a spirit given ability to declare the gospel with clarity and power. Not everyone has that gift, but they had it and they used it.
Acts 14:21 "And when they had preached the gospel to that city (Derbe), and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch." Again they are exercising the gift of preaching.
Acts 14:25 "And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia." They had the Spirit of God to preach the gospel with power and with effect.
B. The gift of teaching
Acts 14:21-22 " And when they had preached the gospel in that city, and taught many... Confirming the souls of the disciples..." The only way to confirm someone is to establish them in the doctrine of the Scripture. So they exhibited the gift of preaching and the gift of teaching.
C. The gift of exhortation
This is the gift of exhorting people. Sometimes it's called publicly; sometimes it's exhibited on a one-to-one basis during counseling. It is the ability to encourage someone to pursue a certain course of action. They preached, they tought doctrine, then they encouraged people to follow what they had learned.
Acts 14:22 "Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God."
D. The gift of administration
This is the ability to put the pieces together to make things function. Acts 14:23 "And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whome they believed." After they had gone through those cities the first time, they organized the church in each city on their return visit.
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