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The Importance of Tithing

honoring God with the firstfruits of your income
The tithe is 10% of your income, and it should be given to God faithfully. Tithing honors the Scriptural principles of generously providing for religious leaders, giving to those in need, and laying up treasures in heaven.

Key Purposes for Spiritual Gifts

edifying the Church, bringing glory to God
God has given us spiritual gifts for many purposes. Ultimately, all of these gifts have been provided to equip us to glorify God.

Structures of Authority

order in the home, church, workplace, and government
Recognizing and obeying the one in charge brings security and order to a group. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and he or she provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise.

How Spiritual Gifts Impact the Church

experiencing the fullness of God’s love
Spiritual gifts are part of the very nature of God, given to us for Him to use to fulfill His purposes in our lives and on the earth. In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul clearly explained the purpose of spiritual gifts. God gave spiritual gifts

The Common Traits of Givers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of giving
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of giving. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Understanding “Umbrellas of Protection”

embracing the Biblical principle of authority
An umbrella is designed to provide protection from various elements of nature: rain, hail, snow, wind, or sunshine. As long as a person is under an umbrella, he finds shelter from harsh weather conditions.

How Spiritual Gifts Work

using the gifts in the context of God’s love
Those who receive God’s gift of salvation in Christ are granted spiritual gifts that enable them to play key roles in the life of the Church.

Why Your Spiritual Gift Matters

take time to identify your motivational gift
God grants spiritual gifts to the Body of Christ so that every member will be edified and built up and He will be glorified.

Spiritual Gifts Relate to Self-Acceptance

finding purpose through God’s gifts
God gives every Christian spiritual gifts that that are essential for building up the Church.

A Biblical Lifestyle Reflects All the Spiritual Gifts

honoring God and others with our words and actions
The ultimate expression of every spiritual gift is personified in Jesus Christ.

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