Tag Archives: spiritual gifts

August 11 – Are You Weak Enough?

2 Corinthians 12; 1 Chronicles 1-2; Habakkuk 3 It’s the interview question that leaves candidates in a cold sweat. Most people looking for a job know that this question’s going to be asked, and yet, they’re never prepared for it. … Continue reading

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July 26 – What Would Charlie Brown’s Spiritual Gift Be?

1 Corinthians 12; 2 Kings 6:1-7:2; Jonah 1 Charlie Brown is the epitome of the lovable loser that melts our hearts. Think about it, wouldn’t you love to see a cartoon where Charlie Brown’s baseball team wins? Even better, don’t … Continue reading

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July 28 – Prophesy!

After finishing the “love chapter” Paul continues his teaching by noting the need to teach, or prophesy. “But he who prophecies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.” Paul reminds the Corinthians that it’s “not all about you.” Which is better for the work of the church – somebody strengthening themselves or somone strengthening each and every member of the church? Continue reading

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July 26 – Spiritual Gifts

One of the tragicomic facets of the Christian life is when people argue over spiritual gifts – especially in regard to whose gift is greater. The Corinthian Church, which can be highlighted as an example of how NOT to be a church, had those kinds of discussions and those with the miraculous gifts tended to look down on those with mundane gifts. Paul reminded them, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all….” (1 Corinthians 12:7) Continue reading

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July 28 – Teamwork

1 Corinthians 14:1-25; 2 Kings 8; Jonah 3 Whenever you watch a team sporting event you will notice two types of team leaders. One is the guy who seems to be all about himself/herself.  In basketball they rarely pass the … Continue reading

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