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Rekindling Your “First Love” for the Lord

remember, repent, and do the “first works”
When a person receives Christ as his Savior, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (see Romans 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.

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Motivational Gifts in a Nutshell

quick facts about seven spiritual gifts
In his letter to the Roman Christians, the Apostle Paul challenges them to use their spiritual gifts: “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one

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.

Serving: 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.

Identify Your Motivational Spiritual Gift

determine which characteristics represent you
As a believer, you have been given a motivational spiritual gift. God wants you to discern which motivational gift He has assigned to you, and He wants you to use that gift for His glory.

Spiritual Gifts: The Basics

basic facts about spiritual gifts
WHAT are spiritual gifts?

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.

Spiritual Gifts Influence Our Perspective on Life

learn to recognize the unique viewpoint of each gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift functions like a pair of eyeglasses: it enhances his spiritual vision in a manner prescribed specifically for him by His Creator.

The Secret to Spending Time Wisely

learning to value service to others
God’s gift of time is a treasure! As I grew up, my parents taught our family to recognize the value of time. My own experience has shown me how fulfilling it is to live in the fear of God and learn to trade the time He gives for that which will last for eternity in His kingdom.

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