How’s your prayer life? That’s a question not many of us like to answer because not many of us are happy with the answer.
Although spiritual gifts are one of God’s ways to build a healthy Church, many Christians aren’t operating in them.
We discussed the crisis of spiritual gifts in the Church and what a spiritual gift is. Now we discuss what a spiritual gift is not.
Last week we shared a statistic in the Church. Although spiritual gifts are vital to the health of Christ’s Body on earth, a survey revealed that the majority of respondents (63%) didn’t have a biblical understanding and/or a practical application of spiritual gifts.
A few years ago, the Barna Group released results from a multiple year survey involving 3,000 self-described Christians. When I read the results, I laughed out loud. I couldn’t help it—some of the responses were funny to me. But as I thought more, the hilarity faded. Here was a glimpse into the Church and I lamented what I saw.
When you feel unworthy of God’s love, think about this:
Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).
What does it mean to be filled by God? It begins with hunger.
Recently a son was born to my younger brother John and his wife Erika.