Tag Archives: Spiritual Gifts

The Person and Agency of the Holy Spirit

What is the essential work of the Holy Spirit? Is he the Giver of Spiritual Gifts? The Aide to Sanctification? The Gentleman who introduces us to the Savior? He is sooooooo much more than this. The following is the first … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts [Final Paper for Class]

The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts and Their Use Approaching the doctrine of Spiritual Gifts is at once a necessary and difficult task. In our time where these Gifts have been twisted and distorted and ultimately recolored in the view of … Continue reading

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Getting It Together [Understanding Spiritual Gifts pt 8]

Now it is time to tie up any loose ends and instruct the Corinthians in what it means to be the Church of Jesus Christ.  As the Apostle Paul closes this section of his epistle, this is what he does. … Continue reading

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The Tools and The Job [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.7]

We have considered the parts of ministry as the Apostle Paul has broken them down for us into two main parts. The Gifts of the Spirit and the Love required to use them are each a necessary part of a … Continue reading

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Love Does [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.6]

As we take another look at the idea of Love from the perspective of Scripture we need to consider that Love is a verb. Not like the old plaques and figurines we remember from the 70’s that always said, “love … Continue reading

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Function to Foundation [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.4]

Looking at the Gifts of the Spirit by following the Apostle Paul’s teaching on them to the Corinthians seems to push us away from the standard way many of us think about them. The entire twelfth chapter of 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Baptism of the Spirit [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.3]

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Just that phrase brings to mind for many the idea of ecstatic utterances and extraordinary experiences. But as we look at the text of 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 we see that there is no indication … Continue reading

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To Each One [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.2]

Once we have determined the purpose of the Gifts of the Spirit, i.e. unification of the body, edification of its members and ultimately the glorification of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:7), we turn next to understanding what they are and who … Continue reading

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Unified, Edified, Glorified [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.1]

We have begun a new series on the topic of understanding the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” Continuing from the theme of discipleship which we finished last week, it is a fitting series to embark upon. Being disciples of Jesus … Continue reading

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