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Generosity, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Anyone can give. And most people do, to one degree or another. But for Christians, there is a whole new level of generosity that can be opened when we allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through us. Paul challenged the Corinthian believers, "Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving." (2 Corinthians 8:7 NLT) Paul knew that the …

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God Gives the Very Best Gifts

Are you a child of God? Then He has gifted you! There are no superhero saints who leap tall buildings in single bounds. Instead, there are believers who become super servants because they value the gifts God has given them. The Bible says, It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. - 1 Corinthians 12:11 (NLT) Spiritual gifts are a subject that the church has ignored at times and sensationalized at …

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How To Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

Every believer in Jesus has been granted abilities that are empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are all born with various talents, but spiritual gifts are given to us when we become a Christian. The seeds of those gifts are often evident from birth, but the Holy Spirit empowers believers for ministry in supernatural ways. In one sense, spiritual gifts are overrated. What I mean is that we often fail to examine the other aspects of how God has shaped us for His purposes. He …

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The Gift Conspiracy

I'm convinced there is a vast shower gift conspiracy operating in our culture. Think about it. For a wedding shower, she has all the fun. Nobody buys the sweet "couple" golf clubs or pocket knives. And then the babies, the poor little babies. They don't get anything fun - it's all about Mom! What a sham! Here's the funny thing... God is behind this conspiracy! The Bible says that every believer has been giving some special ability by the Holy Spirit, and that we are given …

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