Spiritual gifts can be grouped into 3 categories: love gifts, word gifts, and power gifts. Today, we look at 4 of the love gifts: pastoring, helps, hospitality, and mercy. We explore how these gifts are essential for the church to demonstrate the love of God in a practical, tangible way.
It’s easy to view spiritual gifts as optional extras. Something that’s only for the elite Christian. But the Bible makes clear that God gives spiritual gifts to every believer. But what are spiritual gifts? How do we know what our gifts are? And how do we develop them? We start by looking at Jesus, who modelled a life dependent on the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.
We live in an age where we have everything at our fingertips. We can access the best sermons and the best worship music right from the comfort of our own home, and the trend of our culture is showing that church is becoming less of a priority in our lives, but if we are to take our spiritual life seriously then we need to be rooted in the church.
We’ve all suffered loss, it’s part of living in a fallen world. But what do we do when we face loss? Our hope is in our God who restores what is broken and redeems what was stolen. And it doesn’t stop there, not only does God restore us, but He turns us into Restorers.
Almost everyone feels chronically busy these days. Busyness has become so normal the we just think this is the way life is. But is it? From the very beginning, God has established the practice of Sabbath – a day when we take time to rest and be replenished. Some think of it as pointless legalism, but God intended Sabbath to be a blessing and not a burden, as well as a remedy for our busyness.