Wednesday Word Study – Gift of Faith

February 22, 2012

Gift of Faith

Transliteration: charisma
Phonetic Spelling: (khar’-is-mah)
Short Definition: an undeserved favor
Definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor. The operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment (natural gift ability or quality) to edify the Church.

Transliteration: pistis
Phonetic Spelling: (pis’-tis)
Short Definition: faith, belief, trust
Definition: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

The topic this week is the ministerial Gift of Faith that Paul is referring to in

I Corinthians 12:9a
9) to another faith by the same Spirit…

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Wait For the Wind

 January 6, 2012

I’ve been talking this week about hope.  Today I want to tell you a little bit of a personal story with a little teaching added in.

 

I’ve often thought of myself a ‘Jack of all trades’.  And it is true that I have done a lot in my lifetime and been very good and talented at most of them.  I attribute the talent and success to God.

 

But just being good at something doesn’t always mean that is your dream, especially when you are good at many things.  We are told in the bible that everything we put our hand to will prosper so it stands to reason as a child of God we will be good at many things.

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Wednesday Word Study – Hope

 January 4, 2012

  Hope 

Transliteration: elpis
Phonetic Spelling: (el-pece’)
Short Definition: hope, expectation
Definition: hope, expectation, trust, confidence.

1680 elpís (from elp?, “to anticipate, welcome”) – properly, expectation of what is sure (certain); hope.

 

Hope is something that is easily translated into a ‘feel-good’ emotional entity.  It ranks right up there with joy and love.

 

We use it a lot just like those words too.  “I hope so…” is a common phrase used a lot just like telling someone who is just a friend, “I love you…”  We know that love is so much more than that, but so is hope.

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