Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them.
This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight,
Do not quench the Spirit;
Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.
“For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.
Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.