Are Spiritual Gifts For Today? (Part 3)

18 03 2009

Continuing on today with a look 1 Corinthians 12 and the question of Spiritual gifts. Are they for today? So far we’ve seen nothing in 1 Corinthians 12 that would tell us otherwise. But Paul has definately put a lot more effort into explaining what the gifts are and how they are to be used. I’ll continue with verses 12-31.

12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

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Divorce

19 02 2009

heartbreak 
It’s only February and already this year and I already know of 3 Christian couples that are separated and in the process of getting divorced. The latest one came via an email announcement this morning. Each time the news has stopped me dead in my tracks, and forced me to do some soul searching. What do you say to  someone who tells you that they’re getting divorced? In New Zealand the divorce rate is about 1 in every 3 marriages (according to Statistics NZ).
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In the News

18 11 2008

This morning before my wife and I left for work I flicked on the TV to one of the news shows. An elderly man was being interviewed about statistics on Child Abuse. What I heard took my breath away and gave me hope. Recently in New Zealand there has been a lot of coverage about a young child that was abused by some of its family members in horrific ways. The Child sustained massive injuries and died as a result. The ones accused of murdering the child were sentenced to life in prison and showed little remorse and this is what the elderly gentleman was going on about. I’m not sure which organisation he stood for, but its ones I would seriously consider supporting.
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