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Baptism in the Spirit and Unity in the Church

Baptism in the Spirit and Unity in the Church There is so much about baptism in the Spirit to rejoice in, it’s unfortunate its meaning has been clouded by controversy.  Look at what is plain in the text, all Christians are united together into one body.  ALL Christians.  To make sure we realize what he…

How to Discover Your Spiritual Gift(s)

How to discover your spiritual gift(s) If I read chapter 12 to you, what is absent is any guidance on how to find your gift.  The Corinthian issue was not with discovering their gifts but their abuse of them.  We could wish Paul gave a helpful guide but he doesn’t.  In fact, there is no…

All God’s Gifts Are Good

A favorite memory in my family has to do with my brother Scott.  My brother Scott is a missionary in Paraguay South America.  One of our missionaries.  This illustration is an opportunity to let you know that Scott is making a transition and recently accepted a senior pastor position at a church in southwest Minnesota. …

The Spirit and the Son

The mission of the Spirit in this world is to glorify the Son.  Jesus says this about the Holy Spirit. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. (John 16:14) When the Spirit came at Pentecost, the most Spirit-transformational moment in history, inaugurating the church, who did…