Tag: spiritual gifts

  • Why Miraculous Spiritual Gifts Have Ceased (Taking a fresh look at a controversial topic)

    8/16/2023 Note: I feel a distinction is needed between the scenario of GOD performing a miracle or giving a supernatural ability to someone with the scenario of the widespread miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit discussed in the New Testament. This article seeks to address the specific purpose of the widespread supernatural gifts of the…

  • Re-Thinking Paul’s Teaching on the Head Covering (1 Corinthians 11:1-16)

    Paul’s teaching on the head covering in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 has been the source of much debate, disagreement and confusion for Christians and Bible students. It’s a challenging passage to confidently understand. I imagine people will continue to reach differing conclusions about this passage for as long as time continues. Here are several important observations…

  • Must Women be Silent in Church Meetings?

    Does the Bible teach that women must be silent during church meetings? Few topics can stir up as much emotional response among Christians as that of gender roles within the church. In this article, we examine what the Scriptures teach regarding women’s participation in church assemblies.

  • The Purpose of Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit within the Church

    With this series of posts, we’re reexamining the roles GOD placed within Jesus’ church, their purpose, and how they apply to us today. This study is within the context of looking at GOD’s overall purpose for individual Christians and for the church. In this post, we’ll study the purpose of the supernatural gifts of the…

  • The Role of Prophets in the Church (Why GOD Put Prophets in the Church)

    We’re reexamining the roles that GOD placed within His church. You can catch up on the previous posts starting here. In this post we look at what the Bible says about prophets in the church. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians: 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is…

  • December 2 – 1 Corinthians (part 3) – The Greatest Gift is Love

    Reading  1 Cor. 11:17-14:40  Devotional Beginning in 1 Cor. 12, Paul instructs the Corinthians regarding spiritual gifts. In the early church, the Christians didn’t have complete Bibles like you and I have today. In order to accomplish His purpose, the Holy Spirit gave various special gifts and abilities to the Christians, such as the ability…