One of the many tasks the Holy Spirit carries out is the bestowing of special spiritual gifts to all believers. Spiritual gifts are to lift up and glorify God through the body of the church, the church being Christ’s followers. Spiritual gifts are not meant to glorify oneself, rather, they are used to point to God for all the goodness He bestows upon us.
Though gifts may overlap, your unique gift should be used to share the gospel of Christ. You many ask: “How do I accomplish that task? Am I required to go door-to-door and quote scripture to unbelievers?” Not unless your gift involves communicating well with others and comfortably interacting with strangers.
Perhaps your gift goes in a different direction than communication skills. Perhaps yours is in teaching, crafting, mechanics, sports, or business? Depending on what you gift is, do you know how you would share it all to God’s glory? The answer really is quite simple.
Discussions about God sometimes evolve from random conversations with friends. When this happens in the circles I socialize with I really enjoy it because sports and politics usually override group conversations. Many times when these biblical topics arise, the discussions include questions regarding truths that I totally believe and have some knowledge of.
I always try to communicate to others what I know about these truths, but on many occasions I realize my lack of knowledge on the subject. The Bible contains sixty-six separate books with God’s word spoken from the beginning of time. That’s a lot of information!Continue reading →
Biblical history reveals the Apostle John wrote 1 John somewhere between A.D. 85 and 90. Because John was an eyewitness to the life, death and resurrection of Christ, John wrote with authority all that he saw and heard. In the book he specifies five truths all Christians believe.Continue reading →
BREAKING —Today in Jerusalem, 40 days after the baby boy Savior was born in Bethlehem, a man called Simeon, known to be righteous and devout was moved by the Spirit. Unexpectedly, Simeon took the baby boy Savior from His parents arms in the temple courts. The parents, Virgin MaryHis mother and Joseph the carpenter His earthly father, are both from Galilee. The family is in town to fulfill several religious ceremonies.Continue reading →
BREAKING — It has been confirmed a local carpenter was visited by an angel last night. Holy documentation reveals Joseph descendent of David, was struggling with a unique problem at the time of his encounter. Through a personal dream this man from Nazareth understood and carried out a divine message that will forever change the world!Continue reading →
Discussions about God, sometimes evolve from random conversations with friends. This happened to me just the other day. Many times these discussions include questions about important biblical truths that I believe. I always try to communicate to others what I know about these truths, but on this occasion I realized my lack of knowledge on the subject.
Throughout my life I have recited the Apostles’ Creed. I believe in all it says, including the text about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In biblical study these three grouped together are referred to as the Trinity. But we have to turn to the Bible to understand how three equal one. In Matthew 28:19, Continue reading →