A Life of Giving – The Benefits

A Life of Giving – The Benefits

Jesus, our example of faith, always emphasises the giving part of our Christian faith (John 3:16, John 10:10, Luke 6:38, and 2 Corinthians 8:9). Jesus gave His life that we may have eternal life, so there is nothing we give now that can measure to what He had to give so that we may have … Continue reading A Life of Giving – The Benefits

Receiving the Gifts and Cultivating the Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Receiving the Gifts and Cultivating the Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Introduction For the past two months, we have been studying the subjects of the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit. In this lesson, we will be trusting God to teach us how to operate in the gifts of the Spirit and to show forth His fruit. Main Texts: Mathew 25:14-30, Galatians 5:16-18 Spiritual Gifts, … Continue reading Receiving the Gifts and Cultivating the Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit – Love, Joy and Peace

Fruit of the Spirit – Love, Joy and Peace

Spiritual gifts are not the same as the fruit of the Spirit. Spiritual fruit is produced from within; spiritual gifts are imparted from without. Fruit relates to a Christlike character; gifts relate to Christian service. The fruit of the Spirit, especially love, should be the context for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit. … Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit – Love, Joy and Peace

The Vocal Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Vocal Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Like other gifts (the revelation gifts and power gifts) which we have already studied over the last three weeks. You will all agree with me that all are the manifestations of the Holy Spirit, with reference to our last lesson on “The Power Gifts of Holy Spirit“. They are not simple characters or learning abilities. They are … Continue reading The Vocal Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Power Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Power Gifts of the Holy Spirit

In the last study, we began a study of the specific gifts of the Holy Spirit. We looked at the revelation gifts – Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge and Discerning of Spirits – and the differences between these gifts. Today, we will be studying in detail the power gifts of the Holy Spirit – … Continue reading The Power Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Revelation Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Revelation Gifts of the Holy Spirit

In the last study, we began a study of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We established that God is the giver of these gifts. God demands purity before power. We also learnt that there are three categories of the gifts; revelation gifts, inspiration gifts, the power gifts. In this study, we will look in … Continue reading The Revelation Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit: The Giver, the Gifts, and the Fruit

Holy Spirit: The Giver, the Gifts, and the Fruit

Our discussion today is an overview on the operations and the person of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. This is so important to us believers because the Spirit of God wants us to understand and utilise His things (abilities and persona) that are freely given to us to function and live … Continue reading Holy Spirit: The Giver, the Gifts, and the Fruit

The Dangers of Distractions in the Life of a Christian

The Dangers of Distractions in the Life of a Christian

In the series on “Avoiding Distractions“, we have already looked at “How to Avoid Distractions to Our Christian Faith” and “Avoiding Distractions and Living a Victorious Life: A Case Study of Mary and Martha“. In this lesson, we will be discussing “The Dangers of Distractions in the Life of a Christian” One major aim of … Continue reading The Dangers of Distractions in the Life of a Christian

Avoiding Distractions and Living a Victorious Life: A Case Study of Mary and Martha

Avoiding Distractions and Living a Victorious Life: A Case Study of Mary and Martha

What is a distraction? A thing that prevents concentration A diversion Extreme agitation of the mind The main purpose of the devil is to distract us as he has been doing from the beginning. He distracted Eve and destroyed Adam’s destiny. Distractions destroy destiny. Jesus was invited to the house of Mary and Martha and … Continue reading Avoiding Distractions and Living a Victorious Life: A Case Study of Mary and Martha