Very different from each other

RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31, Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 4:10-11 (day one)  “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord”  (1 Corinthians 12: 4-6)  Occasionally, I meet someone who believes that the Holy Spirit’s power is missing from the lives of many.  I agree.  Sometimes,  these friends want me to believe that the filling of the Spirit is always/usually marked by “sign gifts” such as speaking in tongues, miraculous works of healing etc.  I disagree.  The clear testimony of scripture is that the Holy Spirit will make His presence and power known to us in a fascinating variety of ways. Filled with the Spirit we will all be very different from each other. Not one of us is the whole enchilada.  The body needs more than just more of me.  Hmmmmm. . .  For all the challenge it is to our pride, everyone does not have to be like us to be ok with God.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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