For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you through prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands on you.
To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
So he called ten of his servants, gave them ten minas, and said to them, 'Do business till I come.'
Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
If you point out these things to the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the good doctrine which you have followed.
Remind them of these things, and charge them in the presence of God to avoid disputing about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.
preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and exhort, with great patience and instruction.
with instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.
Therefore I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
This is now the second letter that I have written to you, beloved, and in both of them I have aroused your sincere mind by way of reminder;