Category Archives: spiritual gifts.

What are my gifts, talents and abilities; and am I being faithful?

Today we heard a message on the 3 managers who each received a sum of money to invest while the boss was away. During the sermon, the preacher used this story of a 9 year old Amira, who went on to win … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts: Empowerment

Yesterday I wrote about encouragement being a spiritual gift. Today I want to talk about the gift of empowerment. Again while this term is not specifically mentioned in Scripture as a spiritual gift, Scripture does indeed talk about it. Encouragement … Continue reading

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Encouragement: A spiritual gift.

Though its not specifically listed within the lists of spiritual gifts, I believe that the ability to encourage another is a spiritual gift. Perhaps its falls within the realm of prophecy, perhaps not. Certainly we are called to encourage each … Continue reading

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Spiritual gifts and callings.

During this mornings devotion, the following verse stood out to me like a neon light from Romans. Rom 9:16  So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. This verse ultimately is talking … Continue reading

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The value of tongues as a prayer language

One of the gifts that God has given me is the gift of tongues. It’s a gift that I value and prayerfully use often.  I do cautiously believe that it is the sign of being baptised in the Spirit…And again … Continue reading

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The importance of Spiritual gifts, callings and position.

I was flicking through Dave Black’s blog that is not a blog and followed a link to a paper written by John Piper, on the subject of Spiritual Gifts. My nutshell paraphrase of what he says is that; The importance … Continue reading

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John Calvin spoke in unknown tongues…

Here is an interesting article that shows that there is history of John Calvin having and using the gift of tongues in private devotions. Thank you Scott for this link!

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Is our modern concept of church leadership rooted in “Idolatry “

Brian Thorp is reviewing The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. In his reading of this book Brian draws out some of the authors points in thinking through  2nd Corinthians and makes the point that it is … Continue reading

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The gift of prophecy for today.

Over the years I have been given several prophecies and have felt inspired to prophesy to others. In that process I have made a number of mistakes… I remember one time I gave a word to someone at church and their … Continue reading

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