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"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all (I Corinthians 12:4-6 KJV.)"


July, 2011, Volume 10 Issue 6

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Spiritual Gifts

Notes from Nancy

Whether you are a young mother struggling to keep up with raising children, with the household chores and, perhaps, with an outside job, or an elderly woman with little strength or resources, or somewhere in between, it is often difficult to see ourselves having any strong part in the body of Christ Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians 12:12. We may ask what gifts do I have that really contribute?    ...more

Women in Christ Commentary: Diversities of Gifts

Because we Christians worship the same God, believe and obey the same Lord Jesus and follow the lead of the same Holy Spirit, we can be unified in our purpose of doing the will of God even though we may differ in many areas of doctrinal beliefs and practices. God has distributed gifts to enable us to do the jobs he gives us to do.   ...more

Bible Study Guide: Spiritual Gifts

What information does Paul give so that we do not have to be ignorant about spiritual gifts?  ...more

Abundance of the Heart: Women Using Their Gifts

Women Using Their Gifts    ... more

Exhortation: And Daughters will Prophesy

It seems clear from Paul’s writings that the gift of prophecy does not primarily refer to the ability to foretell future events. Prophets did tell people what God planned to do in response to their continuing sins or their repentance, turning from those sins back to God. But the primary purpose of prophecy, telling others what God has said, is not to satisfy our curiosity about what the future may hold.    ... more

Book Review: When Life’s Not Working

I love the cover of this new book, When Life’s Not Working: it shows a man in a rowboat trying to use his paddles to move his boat over a dry, cracked, sun-baked earth--not a drop of water in sight. It illustrates the futility of trying to get good results with bad choices.    ....more

If you haven't yet read Guidelines for Research Reading from the first issue (January 2002), we recommend reading these brief suggestions as an introduction to the book reviews.   ...more