Through an exegetical examination of 1 Corinthians 8-11:1, a central hypothesis is developed that seeks to facilitate a coherent understanding of these chapters and clarify their place in the epistle as a whole. It is suggested that in the Corinthian church the gifts of the Spirit, and most notably the gift of "knowledge," had come to be regarded by the so-called "strong" as authenticators of their secure status in the covenant community. Paul argued that spiritual gifts could not and should not function in this way. Rather, for the apostle, it is "love" for God and for the community that alone can function in this way.
Understanding and Receiving God's Supernatural Power in Your Life
Author: Derek Prince
Pubpsher: Whitaker House
The Powerful Gifts Available to You Everybeliever has been given at least one supernatural gift of the Holy Spirit. Do you know which you have and how to operate in it? Internationally renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince explains that any believer who is not manifesting gifts of the Spirit is living far below the level of God’s provision for his life. Prince reveals how to: Minister to others through the gifts Discern the counterfeit Witness through spiritual gifts Stir up the gift within you One of our greatest necessities in the church today is to demonstrate through the power of the Spirit that Jesus is alive and that His gospel is true. The world needs to see the manifestation of the presence of God. Believers need the ministry of the body of Christ through spiritual gifts. The Gifts of the Spirit reveals how we can fulfill both of these needs—practically and powerfully.
Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life
Author: Sam Storms
The Bible teaches us that we are to be filled with God's Spirit and that God's presence and grace is manifested among his people as they serve, love, and minister to one another. Yet some of the gifts that God offers to his people aren't commonly seen in many churches today. Gifts of prophecy, healing, tongues, and other supernatural gifts of God seem to be absent, and many Christians are unsure how to cultivate an atmosphere where God's Spirit can work while remaining committed to the foundational truth of God's Word. How can Christians pursue and implement the miraculous gifts of the Spirit without falling into fanatical excess and splitting the church in the process? In Practicing the Power, pastor and author Sam Storms offers practical steps to understanding and exercising spiritual gifts in a way that remains grounded in the word and centered in the gospel. With examples drawn from his forty years of ministry as a pastor and teachers, Storms offers a guidebook that can help pastors, elders, and church members understand what changes are needed to see God move in supernatural power and to guard against excess and abuse of the spiritual gifts. If you long to see God's Spirit move in your church and life, and aren't sure why that isn't happening or where to begin, this book is for you.
THE GIFTS OF GOD brings together a collection of poems written by Dr. Helen Schucman, scribe of A Course in Miracles, which was received from a divine source. These personal poems explore and expand on the book's spiritual teachings, which have been embraced by millions worldwide. Through personal as well as Christian and universal religious themes, Schucman illuminates some of the mysteries of the Course to help readers interpret its message of universal love and peace. A collection of 114 poems written by the scribe of the best-selling inspirational book A Course in Miracles.A Course in Miracles has been translated into 19 languages and has sold more than two million copies worldwide.
Receive Supernatural Power! God’s plan for you is that the gifts He has given you become evident in every area of your life. In this dynamic book, David Ireland shows how you can activate the power of the Holy Spirit in your everyday walk with God. Discover how you can… Understand what the gifts of the Spirit are Hear the voice of the Holy Spirit Know God’s heart in every spiritual matter Be miraculously used by God Have authority over Satan’s tricks and deceptions Conquer fear, doubt, and unbelief. Possess the power of the early church God has destined you to move in the gifts of the Spirit with ease and ability. Learn how you can experience the fullness of God’s power by operating in the realm of the supernatural!