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All Christians Have a Spiritual Gift

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another; as good stewards of God’s varied grace. (1 Peter 4:10) Each one has received a gift. The Greek word here is the familiar charismata; literally, “grace-gift.”We call them “spiritual gifts” as other passages, 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14, tell us that in salvation and…

Eating the Word of God

In Nehemiah 8, the people of Jerusalem gathered in the square before the Water Gate and told Ezra the priest to bring the Book of the Law and read it to them (Nehemiah 8:1-2). There was one small problem. The Scriptures were written in Hebrew, which by this time, was an old language and not…