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What are spiritual gifts?

defined and described
God gives spiritual gifts to those who have received salvation through Jesus Christ so that believers will grow and mature in their faith, the needs of the Church will be met, and God will be glorified.

Evidences of Leaving Your “First Love” for the Lord

warning signs to heed
Every Christian should be aware of the danger of leaving his first love for the Lord.

Twelve “Tongue Tamers”

Scriptures about controlling your words
The following Bible verses are a few of many that address the power of words and your responsibility for what you speak.

Giving: A Spiritual Gift

the characteristics of a motivational gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.

From Rebellion to Freedom in Christ

a young woman’s testimony of God’s transforming grace
Even though both of my parents are believers in Jesus Christ and sought to raise my siblings and me in a way that honored God, my life was headed for destruction from an early start.

What Is a “Rhema”?

Scripture for personal application
Logos—The Word of God

Advice on Sibling Relationships

tips on sibling harmony
Although family relationships are some of the most valuable ties we have, most children and youth struggle to get along with their brothers and sisters. Irritations, competition, quarrelling, and other typical challenges can quickly turn a household into a battle zone.

Learn to Recognize Iniquity

what is iniquity?
Iniquity is the inner act of willfulness against God. It involves the attitudes of the heart. Scripture specifically identifies the following iniquities: bitterness (see Acts 8:23), greed (see Acts 8:18–23), lust (Job 31:1–12), and stubbornness (I Samuel 15:23).

The Common Traits of Exhorters

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of exhortation
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of exhortation.

Praying for God’s Provision

asking in accord with God’s Word
God is aware of our physical needs, and it is His delight to provide for His children. When we face times of need or we want increased funds for a specific project, we are to bring our petitions to God.

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