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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

September 22, 2017

We are to love one another in such a way that we will make sacrifices for each other denying ourselves of things we might want in order to benefit each other. Ultimately if we were called upon to do it, we should lay down our lives for each other.

September 25, 2017

It is very hard to define love but what we can do is define what we mean by Christian love for others.

September 26, 2017

On this side of eternity, it is important to continue to stress spiritual gifts but we will remember that it is love that endures, it is love that never ends.

September 27, 2017

I’ve thought about entitling my address, “Tongues and Prophecy without Controversy.” As much as I would have hoped this was the case I suspect it to be somewhat naïve. I doubt that I can explain this passage in such a way that will satisfy everyone. But I am going to try!

September 28, 2017

It’s sometimes surprising even shocking for people to finally realize the truth of 1 Corinthians 14:2. “For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God.”The spiritual gift of tongues is never a subset under prophecy. Tongues is never a message to people.

September 29, 2017

It is never good enough to have an exercise of Spiritual gifts if you are not thoroughly instructed over and over again by the word of God. Celebrate the gifts? Yes but never in a context by themselves

October 2, 2017

Paul wants the local church to celebrate the gifts but the center of the life of the church is to be a teaching of the gospel.

October 3, 2017

When we don’t actually use spiritual gifts by committing ourselves to the service of others to the glory of God, they can become like museum pieces, set behind glass, relegated to history lessons.

October 4, 2017

People will ask, “should you design the worship services for Christians or for non Christians?” I actually think that is a false dichotomy one that has been unfortunately created by people who have in some instances abandoned the gospel.