Wednesday Word Study – Gift of Healing

 February 29, 2012

gift of healing

transliteration: charisma
phonetic spelling:
(khar’-is-mah)
short definition:
an undeserved favor
definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor.

transliteration: iama
phonetic spelling:
(ee’-am-ah)
short definition:
healing, curing
definition: healing, curing, remedy.

i corinthians 12:9b
…and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit,

as i wrote on monday, we have all been given the personal gift of healing, or divine health. jesus walked on this earth in divine health and when he was beaten at his crucifixion, he was beaten for our healing, so that we could walk in divine health just as he did.

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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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Monday Meditations – I Corinthians 12:8a

February 6,, 2012

Today’s Meditation Verse:

 

I Corinthians 12:8a

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit…

 

For the next few weeks I want to take a closer look at the ministerial gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Last week I introduced them to you with encouragement that we all need these gifts as it is our duty as Christians to minister as part of the body of Christ. 

 

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Putting the Body of Christ Back Together

February 3, 2012

How Bad Do You Want To Know The Truth?

 

This week I’ve been talking about the ministerial gifts of the Holy Spirit.  I am sure than many of you decided right off that this teaching did not pertain to you as you were not in the ministry.  But if you are part of the body of Christ you are in the ministry.

 

Christ’s body is a ministering body.  The mission of the body of Christ is one of ministry.  So if you have become part of that body, you are in the ministry.  Even if you do not consider yourself in a ministry, God does and has sent the Holy Spirit to equip each and every one of us.

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Wednesday Word Studies – Gifts

 February 1, 2012

 Gifts 

 

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.

There is a lot of talk of grace in the church.  It is by grace (underserved favor) that we are saved, not by our works.

 

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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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Who We Really Are

 December 9, 2011

We’ve been talking this week about our heart, our inner soul and spirit, the true essence of ourselves.  We talked on Monday about receiving revelation knowledge in our hearts as opposed to knowledge in our minds.  This is the knowledge that brings power with it and cannot be taken away.  Revelation knowledge, knowledge in our hearts, changes us and transforms us.

 

For months I’ve been stressing the importance of learning to allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you in all that you do.  He does that from your heart.

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