The Indescribable Gift

The Indescribable Gift . . . 2 Corinthians 9:15

How many times is the WORD GIFT in the Bible?

King James: 104

New King James: 113

New Living Translation: 299

Matthew 7:11

Philippians 4:17

Matthew 2:11

However, when it comes to the matter of our salvation, the New Testament writers use different Greek words—words that emphasize the gracious and absolutely freequality of the gift!

1.a) DOREA [do-ray], MEANING “A FREE GIFT.” This word lays particular stress on the gratuitous nature of the gift—it is something given above and beyond what is expected or deserved. Every New Testament occurrence of this word is related to a spiritual gift from God.

1.b) DOREAN [do-ray-an], MEANING “A FREE GIFT.” “Being justified FREELY by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”  The gift of salvation is free, and the motive for the gift is nothing more than the grace of the Giver.

2) Charisma, meaning “a gift of grace.” This word is used to define salvation…

Romans 6:23

Romans 12:6

1 Timothy 4:14

2 Timothy 1:6

1 Peter 4:10

Romans 4:4

Romans 11:6

John 1:12

John 3:16-17

Ephesians 2:8-9