Exalting God, Edifying Believers, Evangelizing the Lost

The Characteristics of Love – Part 1

When Paul said that love superseded any practice of spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 13, what did he mean? What was that love supposed to look like and act like? In verses 4-8, he describes true love in detail, so that there is no doubt about what true Christian love is.
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Spiritual Gifts – A More Excellent Way

The Apostle Paul discusses spiritual gifts at length in chapters 12 and 14 of 1 Corinthians. And right in the middle of it sits chapter 13 – the Love chapter. As he begins his dissertation on love, Paul uses extreme examples of spiritual gifts to help us understand that it...
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Building Up the Body through Spiritual Gifts – Part 2

God has given the church spiritual gifts through the Holy Spirit, so that we all might minister in His Church and build one another up. What is your gift and how should you be ministering? This is an overview of the spiritual gifts in Scripture to help you find your gift and use it.
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Building the Body through Spiritual Gifts – Part 1

The Church is portrayed as the Body of Christ in Scripture, and all believers are parts of that Body. The Holy Spirit has given us spiritual gifts so that the church can function as it should. But what gifts are essential for the church to function correctly?
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Three Types of Church-Goers

When Ezra and Nehemiah returned from captivity to rebuild the Temple and the city wall, there were three types of people involved: those who did nothing, those who hindered the work, and those who had a mind to work. We have the same three types of people in the church today.
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