“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Every Christian is given spiritual gifts to aid them in their journey of faith. Each gift is different, but they all serve an essential purpose in the growth and fellowship of God’s kingdom. The Church has always served as a place where Christians could discover and hone their spiritual gifts, but in recent years, the body of Christ has begun to overlook certain virtues that are crucial to the development of new believers. Like any human muscle, if these talents are not exercised regularly they will eventually start to atrophy. So, for the sake of our spiritual health, it’s time we reintroduced these virtues into our daily lifestyles.
Here are five spiritual gifts the church should stop neglecting: