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Questions and Answers on Spiritual Gifts

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Part 14 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series 1. “I’m pretty new to this ‘spiritual gifts’ stuff. How can I begin to experience spiritual gifts?” If you’ve been […]

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Spiritual Gifts and the Priority of Love

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Part 13 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you want to grow in your experience of spiritual gifts, Paul urges you to eagerly seek those gifts that […]

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Practical Instruction on the Use of Spiritual Gifts, Part 5

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Part 12 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began commenting on the closing verses of 1 Corinthians 14: So, brothers and sisters, keep on eagerly desiring […]

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Practical Instruction on the Use of Spiritual Gifts, Part 4

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Part 11 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far we’ve been learning from 1 Corinthians 14 how to use spiritual gifts in ministry. All of us need […]

Practical Instruction on the Use of Spiritual Gifts, Part 3

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Part 10 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series According to biblical teaching on spiritual gifts, each and every Christian should expect to be gifted by the Spirit for […]

Practical Instruction on the Use of Spiritual Gifts, Part 2

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Part 9 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far we have seen that if we want to receive spiritual gifts, we should focus, not on the gifts […]

Practical Instruction on the Use of Spiritual Gifts, Part 1

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Part 8 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Desiring Spiritual Gifts 1 Corinthians 14 provides practical instruction on the use of spiritual gifts. Even though a substantial portion […]

All Gifts Matter to the Body of Christ

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Part 7 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series After beginning his correction of Corinthian abuses by outlining the nature of spiritual gifts, Paul proceeds to an extensive discussion […]

When and How Do We Receive Spiritual Gifts?

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Part 6 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series You may be wondering why I am spending so much time in this series on clarifying the nature of spiritual […]

Spiritual Gifts as “Momentary Empowerments” for Ministry

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Part 5 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series I sought to define spiritual gifts as they are explained in 1 Corinthians […]

Defining “Spiritual Gifts”

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Part 4 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I asked the question: What are spiritual gifts? I explained that Paul does not define the […]

The Ministry of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12-14

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Part 3 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far in this series on Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ, I’ve explained that the Holy Spirit is […]

The Abuse of Spiritual Experiences in Corinth . . . and Today

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Part 2 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I introduced the bodybuilding work of the Spirit. The church, as the body of Christ, is […]

Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ: Introduction

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Part 1 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I just recently finished an extended series on the church as the body of Christ. Building on that foundation, I […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

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Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

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