TruthTalks: Just what are the 9 Spiritual Gifts?

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:

Just what are the 9 Spiritual Gifts?

Most Christians know that 1 Corinthians chapter 12 contains a list of Holy Spirit manifestations, but just what are the 9 spiritual gifts? 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Here is the passage in question: ‘Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through

TruthTalks: What are Spiritual Gifts and do we have them or give them?

What are Spiritual Gifts and do we have them, or give them? In this and subsequent TruthTalks, I am looking at some of the underlying issues that make the subject important yet problematic to some. In this podcast, I speak about the common misconception that Spiritual Gifts are supernatural abilities permanently

What are Spiritual Gifts and do we have them or give them?

What are Spiritual Gifts and do we have them or give them? I used to find this difficult to answer… but not any more. As a very new Christian, back in the 70’s, I was introduced to something called the Houts Questionnaire designed to help believers discover their dominant spiritual gifts. C. Peter Wagner

TruthTalks: Ministering in the Power of the Holy Spirit – The Church Jesus would Attend series

Why are gifts of the Spirit, signs of the presence of the Lord Jesus among us? What do we do when we are prompted by the Holy Spirit during a church service? In this podcast, I clarify and expand on last weeks post which can be found HERE. This is part of “The

Ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit: The church Jesus would attend series

  Pentecostal and charismatic Christians are familiar with the term ‘ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit’, but for the benefit of others, let me explain what I think it means. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to minister to others in the Body of Christ in order to build them up and

The Controversial Gift

Published in SATS “pastor to Pastor’ I grew up in a conservative Methodist home and during my childhood years would sometimes hear disparaging comments about ’holly rollers’ who, I was told, were Pentecostals who rolled wildly on the floor talking in tongues. At the age of thirty I ‘got saved’ and my wife and

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