Tag Archives: spiritual gifts

The Gift of Tongues; January 25, 2022


1 Corinthians 14:18-19 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. This is a … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts; October 12, 2021


1 Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church. Often we unconsciously view spiritual gifts as merit badges, even service ribbons like a … Continue reading

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Diversity; October 11, 2021


1 Corinthians 7:7 I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. I read the English first and chose this verse, but then I … Continue reading

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Baptism in the Holy Spirit; September 22, 2021


Acts 8:15-17 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit; September 1, 2021


Luke 11:13 “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” It’s very interesting to see … Continue reading

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Baptism; February 25, 2021


Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. … Continue reading

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Ignorance; September 6, 2020


1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. For once, I really prefer the NIV to the Japanese! Where the NIV (like most English translations that come to mind) says, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Pride; August 16, 2020


Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” This doesn’t specify whether Peter was present at this particular time, but he certainly got the message, because he wrote, “All of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts; February 14, 2020


1 Cor 14:1, 12 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up … Continue reading

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Ministry Gifts; May 6, 2019


Ephesians 4:11-13 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in … Continue reading

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