Nothing will hinder the work of the Spirit more than the works of the flesh. If flesh is at work in the life of a church, the flesh will put out the fire of the Spirit.
Whatever you feed in your life will be the area of growth in your life- if we feed our flesh desires, our flesh desires will grow. If we starve our flesh desires, our flesh desires will diminish.
When we are unfaithful to our spouse we give a false impression of Christ love for his church and we leave our children questioning the validity of any earthly commitment.
There is a relationship that is so precious that God reserves it only for Himself. The role of the father is to be a place holder until we reach a point in our development that we allow God to take His rightful place as Father of our lives.
The equipping ministry gifts are given to the Church to equip her to be this community of worshipping, loving, witnessing children of God. This alone will make her fit to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ in a hostile, hurting world.
The most foundational thing to see from the Bible about marriage is that it is God’s doing.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit means that these gifts are given to members of the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, “just as he determines.” The fact that these gifts are given by the Holy Spirit is emphasized several times through 1 Corinthians.
I cannot be spiritually mature as long as I remain emotionally immature. My soul health, my emotional health, is necessary to live a fulfilled and God blessed life.
A Spiritual Gift is the ability that the Holy Spirit gives to Spirit-filled Christians so that they can witness even with signs and wonders and proclaim the words and insight supernaturally obtainable from God.
“Life has some really tough days regardless of your talent, your career or even your spiritual maturity, but the Lord has provided help to us to navigate those tough seasons of life.”