Category Archives: Spiritual Gifts

Beauty Untapped

Two men were driving down the road in a truck. Suddenly the driver slowed down and said, “Look at that beautiful angel.” The passenger excitedly asked, “Where? Where?” The driver said, “Right there.” The passenger said, “I don’t see any … Continue reading

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One is Enough

A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. (1 Corinthians 12:7, N.L.T.) When a person is born, he or she comes wired with certain talents, skills, and natural abilities. Obviously, these must be … Continue reading

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Is Beautiful Music Coming from You?

Old stories are just that: old stories. Some are true and some aren’t. Here’s one that comes from the late seventeenth century. I can’t testify to it’s authenticity, but it’s a good story. As a wealthy man from London was … Continue reading

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Play Your Piccolo

Acts 6:1-7 gives the account of an election that was held by the early church. Not only did the apostles instruct the church members to choose seven men, the seven had to be much more than just “casual Christians.” They … Continue reading

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Strength for All Your Days

…As your days, so shall your strength be. (Deuteronomy 33:25, N.K.J.V.) A man retired at the age of 65 and set himself to doing the “bucket list” of things he wanted to get done before the end of his life. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid to Fly

The true story is told of a Midwestern farmer who found a young eaglet. The bird’s wing was injured to the point that flying was impossible. The farmer carefully picked up the eaglet and took it back to his farm. … Continue reading

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Finding Your Mirrors

Even though I am a free man with no master, I have become a slave to all people to bring many to Christ. When I was with the Jews, I lived like a Jew to bring the Jews to Christ. … Continue reading

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Worship Is Both an Act and a Lifestyle

Famed radio announcer Ted Malone hosted an early-morning radio show. One day he received a note that had been written by a sheepherder in Idaho. The note said, “Will you, on your broadcast, strike the note ‘A’? I’m a sheepherder … Continue reading

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Does God Call the Qualified or Qualify the Called?

(“Questions From Israel’s Exodus” series: post #5) In a very real sense, Moses was uniquely qualified to be the man through whom God would deliver the Israelites from their Egyptian bondage. For one thing, he was an Egyptian by upbringing … Continue reading

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Are You Doing What You Are Supposed to Be Doing Here?

Yogi Berra was the catcher for the New York Yankees. Hank Aaron was the right-fielder for the Milwaukee (now Atlanta) Braves. Both men would get elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame following their illustrious playing careers. As a famous story goes, … Continue reading

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