Romans 12:3-8 (New International Version) 3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with [...]
1. Accept some responsibility in the area of your gift. 2. Seek encouragement and feedback from trusted friends and leaders. 3. Take inventory of the opportunities available to you for using your gift. 4. Take time to learn from those who are more experienced in the area of your gift. 5. Plan your next step in light of the [...]
The Purpose of the Spiritual Gifts: The Purpose prepare God’s people for works of service… to build up the body… till we all reach unity in the faith… and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
The body, like a church, is composed of many members that work together in different ways in a unified organism. No one part of the body carries its importance over another – all the parts in their various capacities are necessary for the proper functioning of the whole. The notion of gifts, underlines the varieties [...]
This week’s text is taken from what many have considered the “third” major section of the letter to the Romans. A number of significant topics are covered in the 11 short verses: the status of the law, the essence of the incarnation, the baseness of humanity (but our aspiration for greater things), the presence of [...]
How many of us would say: “I believe that I need to be with others who are actively worshipping, serving, and giving in the church in order grow in my faith and love for Jesus.”
3I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and [...]