Tag Archives: Gift

Spiritual Gifts

Related: New Testament Apostles and Prophets; Servanthood; Office, Gift, Priesthood   Introduction. Every believer has been given a special gift to aid them in their service for the Lord, and to benefit the whole body of Christ. These spiritual gifts are special abilities, and they are supernatural, although they do not always appear to be "miraculous" […]
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Office, Gift, Priesthood

Related: Office; Spiritual Gifts; Christian Priesthood   Three Spheres of Christian Activity. What God has asked the believer to do (i.e. Christian activity) can be largely divided into three spheres: office, gift, and priesthood. When all of these spheres are maintained in their proper order, the result is the God is glorified and His people […]

1 Timothy 4

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Order Concerning Service or Gift 1 Timothy 4   1 Timothy 4. Having just introduced the thought of the assembly as the house of God, Paul now addresses the attack that would come against that house. Whatever God is seeking to do, Satan is seeking to undermine and destroy. Particularly, the form of […]

Ephesians 4:1-16

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   1st Sphere: Walking Worthy in the Assembly: Unity and Ministry Ephesians 4:1-16   Walking Worthy. In v.1 Paul exhorts the Ephesians to walk worthy of the position, the hopes, and the relationships into which we have been called. There are three spheres that we need to “walk worthy” in, […]

Spiritual Gifts

Related: New Testament Apostles and Prophets; Servanthood; Office, Gift, Priesthood   Introduction. Every believer has been given a special gift to aid them in their service for the Lord, and to benefit the whole body of Christ. These spiritual gifts are special abilities, and they are supernatural, although they do not always appear to be “miraculous” […]

Romans 12

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Spiritual Conduct that Flows from Appreciating Our Full Salvation Romans 12     Devotion & Separation: To God as “Living Sacrifices” (12:1-2) vv.1-2 These verses give us a moral progression that leads to living out, or “realizing”, the Lord’s will in our lives! It is the connection between enjoying the doctrine and putting it into practice. Often […]

1 Corinthians 12

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Nature and Use of Gifts in the Assembly 1 Corinthians 12 – 14   1 Corinthians 12 – 14. In these three chapters of the epistle, Paul takes up the exercise of gift in the assembly, and the principles that ought to regulate it. It is a continuation, in a sense, of ch.11 where […]

1 Corinthians 13

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Divine Love: the Motive for the Exercise of Gifts 1 Corinthians 13   1 Corinthians 13. This chapter brings before us the activity of divine love in the exercise of gift. It is the perfect sequel to ch.12, where the gifts, their unity and diversity are explained. The “more excellent way” mentioned at the end of […]

1 Corinthians 14

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Exercise of Gift in the Assembly 1 Corinthians 14   1 Corinthians 14. Having taken up the subject of divine love in a parenthesis (ch.13), Paul now returns to the subject of gift, more specifically gift in exercise in the local assembly meetings. Often “the assembly” is mentioned, and the term “in assembly” is […]