Spiritual Gifts Part 3: Gifts are Given to the Church Community Spiritual gifts are not given merely to bless a person alone. They are given to a person, so that God may bless a community. They are unselfish, and they are identified by the faithful telling the gifted that they have the gift.
Spiritual Gifts, Part 2: Spiritual Gifts and their Purpose: God and Us Together Spiritual gifts are given to bless the many. While individuals receive them, the church that witnesses them occur discover together that God is alive and at work among us.
Spiritual Gifts, Part 1: God Knows What You've Got! And Sometimes, He Tells Others We live as though our actions will not be held to account--and the Bible says they will. This message today is the beginning of a series on how gifts of the Spirit work--and in this case, it was one of those astonishing moments when the Lord revealed something to call forth a different level of faith.
A Tribute to Danny Morris This is the record of the divine appointment that taught me how to pay attention when God speaks. It is also a tribute to someone who became a great friend, a mentor, and something of a father figure to me...
Urban Legends and Deep Truth Anyway! Who owns your hands? An urban legend has a kernel of truth--and that truth calls us to be the hands of Christ
A Change of Christmas Heart Two Nativity sets spoke to me in a different way... It changed my heart about this season we call "Christmas"
That Star is INSIDE OUT! The Wise Men were actually the practitioners of things that the Bible condemned--astrology, sorcery, and the mystic arts. God turned their magic inside out to get their attention, and brought them to the Christ Child... Of course it turned their world inside out to find Him, and it will turn ours "outside in!"
DON'T DESPAIR: A Boomerang Bonanza--and A Mission's Story at the Same Time Giving changes the way we think--and it sets God's promises into motion. God would have us do this, even when we are low--and those promises come back to bless.
In everything give thanks Giving thanks is a great idea. Most of the history of this festival had nothing to do with how the pilgrims celebrated this feast--but gathering to thank God is always the right thing to do.