The Foolishness of the Cross

As we draw near to Easter, we reflect on the unexpected scene of the Savior who suffered and died on a Roman cross. Even Jesus' closest followers thought it was the moment of ultimate defeat, no one understood that it was actually the moment of ultimate victory — when sin is defeated and the barrier between us and God removed. That’s why, as Paul said, 'we preach Christ crucified’.

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Spiritual Gifts: The Power Gifts 1

Before ascending to heaven, Jesus promised his followers that they would ‘receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.’ That promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost and it continues today. Some are frightened by the power gifts, but when they’re used in love and humility, they are good and empower the church to reach the world. Today, we look at the gift of prophecy and how it is used to strengthen, encourage, and comfort people.

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Spiritual Gifts: Following the Example of Jesus

It’s easy to view spiritual gifts as optional extras. Something that’s only for the elite Christian. But the Bible makes clear that God gives spiritual gifts to every believer. But what are spiritual gifts? How do we know what our gifts are? And how do we develop them? We start by looking at Jesus, who modelled a life dependent on the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.

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