Category Archives: Sanctification

Nine permanent spiritual gifts

The purpose of the permanent gifts is the building up of the body of Christ to the glory of God. The permanent gifts function on the foundation of the temporary gifts, which functioned until the close of the apostolic age. Continue reading

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Seven facts about spiritual gifts

Each believer in Christ is placed (baptized) into the body of Christ and is meant to serve a useful purpose as a gifted member. Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts: What Does the Bible Teach?

Six standards for regulating spiritual gifts Continue reading

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Dependence, Desperation and Desire

An audio resource on how to walk by the Spirit. Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and the Church

The work of the Spirit was so objectively evident that people could be distinguished by the Spirit:
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5 primary resources for spiritual maturity

The New Testament outlines five primary resources to bring us to maturity. Continue reading

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The pathetic idea of flesh trying to be holy

The devil loves to invert truth and turn it into a lie, and probably what he has been saying to you is this: “Try not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh, and then you will walk in the Spirit,” as though the latter were a reward for the former. He knows that in this way, he will keep you preoccupied with yourself, instead of being preoccupied with Christ. Victory over the flesh is not to be attained — it is to be received. Continue reading

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