Personal Growth (1)

‘Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.’ Proverbs 3:13 NIV Here are three reasons we don’t experience personal growth: (1) We think it comes strictly from experience. Believing personal growth comes only from experience, is like an archer...

You Are Gifted By God (3)

‘The body is not made up of one part but of many.’ 1 Corinthians 12:14 NIV You cannot determine your spiritual gift any more than you can determine your eye colour. The Holy Spirit gives us His gifts ‘as He wills.’ (1 Corinthians 12:11 NKJV) Notice three things: (1)...

You Are Gifted By God (2)

‘We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.’ Romans 12:6 NIV Don’t say, ‘I’m of no use to God,’ or ‘I’m not needed in the church,’ or ‘There’s no way God could use me.’ You are gifted by God! You are called to use your gift to bless others,...

You Are Gifted By God (1)

‘The same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.’ 1 Corinthians 12:11 NKJV The Bible says, ‘There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.’ (1 Corinthians 12:4 NKJV) The word ‘gifts’ comes from the Greek word ‘charis’,...

Temptation (2)

‘With the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV God’s plan for turning temptation into triumph is not to ‘endure’ temptation, but to ‘escape’ temptation. That calls for two things: (1) Don’t get into a...