Gifts Series: Introduction to the Gifts of the Spirit

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Spiritual gifts passages: Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:9-11. In regard to the Holy Spirit and His work in the Church today, God has given each believer at least one spiritual gift that is to be Read More …

Gifts Series: Different Times Call for Different Ways

  Introduction One of the most confusing and hotly debated subjects among Christians/churches today is in regard to the gifts of the Spirit, namely, the miracle gifts. In association, this would include dreams, visions, and prophecies. Cessationists believe that the miracle gifts ceased with the completion of the New Testament and the full establishment of Read More …

Gifts Series: Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction 1 Corinthians 12-14 is the most lengthy and detailed passage in the Bible regarding the gifts of the Spirit. Properly understood, it’s a major key to settling the gifts issue. We must keep in mind that this was a Read More …

Gifts Series: Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This chapter provides further support for the transitory and transitional purpose of the miracle gifts. It’s in total harmony with what we’ve already learned.   1 Corinthians 13 1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, Read More …

Gifts Series: Tongues – The Gift of Mystery [1 Cor 14]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Among all the gifts of the Spirit, the gift of tongues is easily the most confusing to people. And for good reason. In regard to the tongues that was spoken on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), we have Read More …

Gifts Series: Dreams – Visions – Prophecies

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction There are Christians who see how God worked in someone’s life in the Bible – whether it be OT or NT – and they believe that God should work the same way in their lives. They see the way Read More …

Christian Living – [Life of Excellence]

  Philippians 1:8-11 8 For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment; 10 so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may Read More …

Christian Living – [New Life – New Focus]

  Colossians 3:1-4 1 If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth. 3 For ye died, and your life is Read More …

Humility, Wisdom and Church Authority

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise note. Words in brackets [  ] are provided for clarity.   Introduction There are two areas of pursuit that stand out above the others in my life, and they are humility and wisdom. Years ago when pride was taking over my life, resulting Read More …