Growing Our Spiritual Gifts (Owen)

(This post was originally published on 6-12-2019) God gives his people spiritual gifts so his people can bless others and bring him glory.For example, Peter tells us to use our gifts to serve one another (1 Pet. 4:10). But the Christian might ask a question: How do we receive spiritual gifts or how do the… Continue reading Growing Our Spiritual Gifts (Owen)

The Abuse of Spiritual Gifts or Carnal Peace? (Owen)

In chapter 8 of "A Discourse of Spiritual Gifts" John Owen mentioned the fact that the Holy Spirit does indeed give spiritual gifts to every believer. And it is every believer's duty to utilize his or her spiritual gifts to bless others. Owen then noted how many in his day had neglected the duty of… Continue reading The Abuse of Spiritual Gifts or Carnal Peace? (Owen)

Women, Gifts, Church, Blessings

In the past twenty years or so I've been to several different events for Christian men: retreats, meetings, workshops, etc. They've been a blessing in various ways. However, sometimes someone will comment on how great it is to hear men singing together in a Christian setting. Yes! It is! However, my thought is always this:… Continue reading Women, Gifts, Church, Blessings

Increasing Our Spiritual Gifts (John Owen)

Owen, vol. 4 God gives his people spiritual gifts so his people can bless others and bring him glory. Peter tells us to use our gifts to serve one another (1 Pet. 4:10). But the Christian might ask a question: How do we receive spiritual gifts or how do the spiritual gifts we have grow… Continue reading Increasing Our Spiritual Gifts (John Owen)

The Local Church and Your Spiritual Gifts

In Romans 12:3-6 the Apostle Paul talks about spiritual gifts which God gives his people, Christians who are members of the body of Christ. They are gifts of God, so we can’t brag about them as if we earned them or deserve them. And, of course, we each have different gifts, as Paul explains (12:6).… Continue reading The Local Church and Your Spiritual Gifts