As Pastor Harris continues to walk us through the Spiritual Gifts, in the last episode he completed his teachings of what he refers to as the Motivational Gifts, or in the Greek, these are referred to as the CHARISMATA. In this episode he will get into the Equipping Gifts, or in the Greek, these are referred to as the DOMATA. Being equipped, as we are all becoming very aware, is one of three things we all need to be successful in any task. To help with any confusion you may have as we all try to keep these many gifts straight, I will point out that Pastor Harris also uses the term “Ministry Gifts” synonymously with what he calls Equipping Gifts.
Pastor Harris will break down these 11 equipping gifts or ministry gifts in two groups. There are some he will refer to as “major gifts” and others he will refer to as “minor gifts”. I love Pastor Haris admits he doesn't really like how he uses the word “minor” here to describe a gift as they are all so crucial. This just goes to show how his teachings were continually evolving. I guarantee if he were given a chance to iterate this teaching one more time he would have adjusted that aspect for sure, but given where we are today, I think we can all let that one slide. Now, in this teaching Pastor Harris will specifically discuss the gifts of the apostles, the gift of the prophets, and the gift of the evangelists.
One final note before we dive into this teachings. Please pay special attention to how Pastor Harris opens this teaching. If you are like me, as you have been going through this study you are wondering what gifts you have. What is your dominant and subdominant gift? Well, Pastor Harris walks us through a very simply exercise to understand a little more clearly what our gifting truly is. I hope this helps get you hone in on your specific God given gifts as it did for me.