When Others are More Gifted Than You

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4, NLT “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Peter 4:10 Several years ago, the Holy Spirit upended my understandingContinue reading “When Others are More Gifted Than You”

God’s Good and Perfect Gifts

I often hear people say that the bad things that happen to them are God’s punishment for something wrong they have done. I have a friend who desires to find someone to marry, but has said she doesn’t think God will ever bring her a mate because of all the wrong she has done inContinue reading “God’s Good and Perfect Gifts”

Grace: Be All You Can Be

“Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes” –Martin Luther There exists a mentality among Christian believers where our faith will somehow grant us a pile of ‘nice things.’  This concept tells us that material possessions are a sign of His blessing.  If we just have enough faith, we willContinue reading “Grace: Be All You Can Be”

Why the Church? [Fellowship of the Saints]

It is easy to become cynical and hard about the Church. We easily see failure and defeat permeating our local churches. That is a serious problem, if we look too close, or for too long. The sins of the Church are evident and massive. It’s popular to diss the Church. Satan has a personal  vendettaContinue reading “Why the Church? [Fellowship of the Saints]”