Gifts of the Spirit: Leadership and Administration

We are exploring our spiritual gifts.  One of these gifts is leadership and administrator. There are some who are natural born leaders and others who are followers. Leadership—Romans 12:8 describes leadership as “he that ruleth” in the KJV.  The Message says “ if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate.”    Leadership is described as “This gift speaks to the various leadership roles […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Miracles and Healing

Working of Miracles—1 Corinthians 12:28 says “then miracles”.  When we think of miracles the first miracles that usually come to mind are those of Jesus.  These miracles proved his power and that He was the son of God.  However, other miracles were also performed throughout the Bible such as Elijah and Elisha raising from the dead, Daniel in the lions […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Serving Others and Hospitality

We are looking at the spiritual gifts we are given. This week, we are going to focus on serving others and hospitality. Serving—Romans 12:6 says, “or ministry, let us give ourselves to our ministry”.  Serving another is ministering to that person.  I remind myself of that every day when I am working at the nursing facility. “Since there are many types of […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Fear of the Lord

We are discussing the gifts of the spirit. We have discussed teachers and pastors, speaking in tongues and words of wisdom.  Today, we are going to discuss fear of the Lord and piety.   Fear of the Lord—Isaiah 11:2-2 says, “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him… and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.”  Scripture […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Words of Wisdom

We are taking a lot at the spiritual gifts listed in the Bible.  We’ve looked at teachers and pastors and interpreting tongues and dreams. Today, we are going to take a look at words of wisdom and understanding. 1 Corinthians 12:8 says, “For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Speaking in Tongues and Prophecy

We are discussing various spiritual gifts.  Last week, we discussed pastors, teachers and evangelist. This week, we are delving deeper into the spiritual gifts.  This weeks spiritual gifts are the ones that are often misunderstood and misconstrued by modern society. 1 Corinthians 12:10 says, “and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits: to another divers kinds of tongues; and to […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Teachers and Pastors

A while back, I had a conversation about the gifts of the spirit.  This was a topic already on my mind and I thought this would be a good time to delve into the gifts of the spirits mentioned in scripture.  I’ve done my best to group them together by common characteristics, as we discuss them over the next two […]

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