Archive for July 2013

In Christ 28 Self Sufficient

One of the key statements about our life in Christ Jesus is found in Philippians 4:13, I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I amself-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. It is key because it contains [...]

In Christ 27 Humility

Humility has several popular definitions, perhaps the most wide-spread being a lowly self image; feeling insignificant in the presence of others. But that is not what it means. Paul, writing to the Philippians, encouraged them to develop a sprit of true humility, writing, Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy [...]

In Christ 26 Filled with the Godhead

So very often we fall victim to a poor self-image. This may be the result of poor parenting, bullying, counter-productive life circumstances, and many other reasons, but they are definitely NOT from God. In fact, one of the things that God brings to us in “salvation” is the right and ability to be filled full [...]

In Christ 25 Alive

           We normally think of living objects as ones that can take in nourishment from their surroundings and use that nourishment for growth and reproduction. At least that’s the way science defines a living object. So, trees, bacteria, swans, and humans are all “alive” according to this definition. But to be alive only in [...]

In Christ 24 Gifts That Inspire

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit that Inspire are (1) Prophecy, (2) Speaking in Tongues, and (3) Interpretation of Tongues. Prophecy, of course, is either foretelling (describing future events) or forthtelling (speaking the will of God). Speaking in Tongues is speaking out in the Spirit’s language, as He give it to us. It may be [...]

In Christ 23 Gifts of Operation

The gifts of operation (working to reveal things) are (1) a word of knowledge, (2) a message of wisdom, (3) discerning of spirits. These are all related because they all involve receiving information directly from God. Information that we would not otherwise have. Information that helps us help others in a way that otherwise would [...]