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This podcast briefly explores one of the difficulties we have in appreciating Spiritual Gifts, which is the lack of biblical definitions. The manifestations of the Holy Spirit are listed in 1 Corinthians 12, but nowhere described.
It is important for us to understand what the Spiritual Gifts are, because:
- This affects how we appreciate them. Are they manifestations of the Holy Spirit through the ministry of a believer and therefore directly supernatural in origin and presentation? Or are they expressions of our human giftedness, leading, and experience enhanced perhaps by the gracious help of the Holy Spirit?
- It affects how we respond to them. Do we act only when the Holy Spirit directly motivates us to do so, or do we operate in the gifts as a normal part of our Christian life and ministry?
In this presentation I use just the first of the 9 Gifts of the Spirit as examples of some approaches to the matter at hand.
You can listen to or download this TruthTalk by clicking on the play button below.http://www.truthistheword.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TruthTalks-What-are-the-Spiritual-Gifts.mp3
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