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Have you ever met someone who knows a little bit about everything? Or maybe they know a lot about everything! They are the kind of people who love doing research, learning about new topics, and would never give you half-truths or incomplete information.
If so, you might know someone with the spiritual gift of knowledge.
Knowledge is a spiritual gift because their deep attention to facts, process, and love of study challenges the church to function at a higher level. They build the Kingdom of God by inspiring us to learn more about Scripture, our history, our faith, and each other.
Here is how we define the gift of knowledge:
The gift of knowledge is the gift of knowing the truth through faithful study of Scripture and the human situation.
Knowledge provides the information necessary for the transformation of the world and the formation of the body of Christ. Those possessing the gift of knowledge challenge the fellowship to improve itself through study, reading of Scripture, discussion, and prayer.
This gift allows church to reach and function at a high level, doing a variety of ministries and working to develop multiple levels of education, worship, and service. Knowledge provides a firm foundation for education ministries and is critical for shared leadership and team-based ministry.
A great biblical example of someone with the spiritual gift of knowledge is Peter, one of Jesus’s closest disciples. Peter asked Jesus questions, tested boundaries, and gathered as much knowledge as he could from Jesus. He then used his gift to share his knowledge and understanding of Jesus everywhere he went and became the “rock of the church.”
Knowledge in Scripture:
But a man named Ananias, with the consent of his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property; with his wife’s knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. “Ananias,” Peter asked, “why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, were not the proceeds at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You did not lie to us but to God!” Now when Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard of it. The young men came and wrapped up his body, then carried him out and buried him.
After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you and your husband sold the land for such and such a price.” And she said, “Yes, that was the price.” Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” Immediately she fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came in they found her dead, so they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. And great fear seized the whole church and all who heard of these things. – Acts 5:1-11
To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, - 1 Corinthians 12:8
I may be untrained in speech, but not in knowledge; certainly in every way and in all things we have made this evident to you. – 2 Corinthians 11:6
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:19
For I want you to know how much I am struggling for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me face to face. I want their hearts to be encouraged and united in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Colossians 2:1-3
These are just a few ways you can serve at Trietsch with the gift of knowledge:
- Bible Study Facilitator
- Disciple Study Leader
- Finance Committee Member
- Leadership Board Member
- SPRC Member
- Youth Curriculum Committee
If you have questions about spiritual gifts, where you can serve, or how your gift can be used outside of Trietsch, email Denise Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.