Through an exegetical examination of 1 Corinthians 8-11:1, a central hypothesis is developed that seeks to facilitate a coherent understanding of these chapters and clarify their place in the epistle as a whole. It is suggested that in the Corinthian church the gifts of the Spirit, and most notably the gift of "knowledge," had come to be regarded by the so-called "strong" as authenticators of their secure status in the covenant community. Paul argued that spiritual gifts could not and should not function in this way. Rather, for the apostle, it is "love" for God and for the community that alone can function in this way.
THE GIFTS OF GOD brings together a collection of poems written by Dr. Helen Schucman, scribe of A Course in Miracles, which was received from a divine source. These personal poems explore and expand on the book's spiritual teachings, which have been embraced by millions worldwide. Through personal as well as Christian and universal religious themes, Schucman illuminates some of the mysteries of the Course to help readers interpret its message of universal love and peace. A collection of 114 poems written by the scribe of the best-selling inspirational book A Course in Miracles.A Course in Miracles has been translated into 19 languages and has sold more than two million copies worldwide.
Too many of us are burdened with the question, “What am I supposed to be doing?” We’ve tried doing what Jesus did (WWJD), but we’ve found walking on water and feeding the multitudes a little beyond our capabilities. So we’ve settled for watching other Christians and imitating them. Or worse, we have taken the first job anyone offered us and stayed at it in frustration for years and years. There’s a better answer. You are supposed to be doing what God has equipped you to do. Knowing the gifts you have received lets you know what God expects you to do.
Understanding and Receiving God's Supernatural Power in Your Life
Author: Derek Prince
Publisher: Whitaker House
The Powerful Gifts Available to You Everybeliever has been given at least one supernatural gift of the Holy Spirit. Do you know which you have and how to operate in it? Internationally renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince explains that any believer who is not manifesting gifts of the Spirit is living far below the level of God’s provision for his life. Prince reveals how to: Minister to others through the gifts Discern the counterfeit Witness through spiritual gifts Stir up the gift within you One of our greatest necessities in the church today is to demonstrate through the power of the Spirit that Jesus is alive and that His gospel is true. The world needs to see the manifestation of the presence of God. Believers need the ministry of the body of Christ through spiritual gifts. The Gifts of the Spirit reveals how we can fulfill both of these needs—practically and powerfully.
Step back in time 2000 years with Marcus Herectus, soldier of Rome. His adventures and battles with Rome's enemies are legendary. Marcus is a centurion; the best of the best, centurions like Marcus are what the senate relies on in each of its mighty legions. These legions are spreading civilization throughout the know world whether they want it or not. Don't be faint of heart as you battle side by side with these warriors and the blood flows between your sandaled toes and your eyes sting with the sweat and blood of your enemies. The screams of the dying mix with the clash of steel and grunts from the victors. When the battle is over and only the cries and moans of the wounded can be heard. Stand with the mighty centurions and take in the picture the gods have painted for you.
The Relationship Between Phinehas and Consecration to God the Father
Author: Marcelle Bartolo-Abela
Publisher: Apostolate-The Divine Heart
The relationship between Old Testament high priest Phinehas, grandson of Aaron, and consecration to God the Father in the 21st century is explored. Consecration results in the Father's Seal, together with the covenants of peace, everlasting priesthood, and right to expiate acceptably for self and others in His sight. These gifts are analogous to what Yahweh had originally granted Phinehas during the Israelites' stay in the desert, after slaying the heresy of Pe'or, thus enabling the people to enter the promised land. The Seal of the Father supersedes the mark of the beast in the Book of Revelation, hence it can effectively end the heresy of the 21st century. Consecration to the Father in our times, is also one of the entryways into the New Israel.
There is beauty in simplicity. This collection of daily readings helps individuals awaken their spiritual sensitivity by suggesting specific, yet simple ways they can open themselves to God's presence each and every day. Each day's reading begins with a practical suggestion, followed by a brief reflection on how the underlying idea can draw us closer to God. Appropriate quotations from Scripture and other religious writings appear in the margins to help stimulate the reader's reflection and imagination in sensitive ways.
Spiritual Gifts: A Practical Guide to How God Works Through You is a Bible study that explores how your spiritual gifts can be matched to ministry. Discover a new appreciation for the gifts of others in your church. Suitable for both groups and individuals, this six-week study is designed to help the pastor and church body become what God intends for them to be. Each week is divided into five daily topical studies with Scripture passages, and requires between 15-30 minutes to complete, making it ideal for a daily quiet time. Discover joy and effectiveness in your ministry through this exciting new resource. Includes a helpful section of notes and teaching suggestions for leaders.
Mom's Choice Award recipient! In God's Gift, Christian and his sister Mary believe they get more presents at Christmas. However, Jacob and Jeremiah believe they get more presents on Hanukkah. The children learn that Christmas and Hanukkah are about celebrating the gift God has given to His children. It's not about how many presents are under the tree at Christmas or the eight days of presents for Hanukkah. It's about God's provision for those He loves. God gives the gift of the Messiah to the Christians and the gift of Light to the Jews. The true gift from God is learned in this colorful holiday story!
A fresh take on the Christmas story, Gift Out of Africa is a must read for those who want to live their lives to the fullest. Gift Out of Africa takes readers on an inspirational journey from Christmas to the Ascension. It encourages readers to surrender their gifts to God, hone them with diligence and patience, and use them for Gods glory and honor now and forever.
Gifts from God Encouragement and hope for today's parents Dr. David Jeremiah Caution: This is Not Another Parenting How-To Book! In an age when it's easy to become discouraged and guilt-ridden about the responsibilities and challenges of raising godly children, Dr. David Jeremiah says, "Be encouraged!" Through the pages of Gifts from God, he comes alongside each of us parents, puts a hand on our shoulder, and reminds us through both biblical and personal example that our homes can indeed become households of faith. Dr. David Jeremiah has been senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego for nearly twenty years and is chancellor of Christian Heritage College. His national radio program, Turning Point, is heard on more than 900 outlets across the country, and he speaks regularly at Bible conferences, seminaries, and professional sports chapels. Author of a dozen books, including a Gold Medallion Award winner in 1998, Dr. Jeremiah and his wife, Donna, have four children, two of them married, and one grandchild.
Arguably the most complete exegetical study of I Corinthians chapters twelve through fourteen and scholarly commentary on the gifts of the Holy Spirit published in the last several years. The depths of this study mine beneath the King James and other English language translations to the original Greek used by the Apostle Paul when he penned this inspired letter to the Corinthian church circa 55 A. D. Structured in a textbook format with study questions at the end of each chapter. The Fire of God is an exhaustive and sometimes challenging work. Your diligence, however, will be rewarded by a understanding of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as first explained to the early Church in the original language.This study text is a must for anyone, regardless of doctrinal position, seriously exploring what the Bible really teaches regarding the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Adolescence can leave a young person feeling particularly ungifted - as if they don't fit in anywhere. But that's not what God has in mind. He has given every believer, young and old, unique spiritual gifts to build up His body. In Spiritual Gifts, Jim Burns and Doug Fields, noted leaders in youth ministry, take high school students through a study of the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture and then work through an exercise to help them discover their own gifts and how to use them. Watch teens come to life when they discover that they are gifted and have much to offer the body of Christ. Inside the book you'll find a special download link for additional reproducible student handouts and options for every session to tailor each study to your group's unique needs.
An indispensable companion to the Your Gifts Spiritual Gifts Survey,this book takes an in-depth look at each of the nine team gifts. Perfect for use in small groups, this dynamic new book reveals steps to nurture and activate your gift in practical ways. You will learn about the potential roadblocks that can inhibit your gift, as well as pitfalls to avoid going forward. God created you with purpose and passion–learn how you can take the gifts He has given you and use them to advance His Kingdom in ways you never imagined. It’s time to go deeper–it’s time to discover God’s unique design for you, and become the person He created you to be.