Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Love is patient

Love is patient, or long-suffering (1 Cor 13:4, μακροθυμέω/makrothumeō, G3114). The Septuagint used this term to translate the expression “slow to anger” (Prov 19:11; Job…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Regulating Love

When Paul announces love as the regulating principle, he implies that love is a controlling principle that can be defined, not just felt. If God…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Miracles

He gives one person the power to perform miracles (ἐνεργήματα δυνάμεων, 1 Cor 12:10) … then those who do miracles (δύναμις/dynamis, 1 Cor 12:28) Nature…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Healings

…and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing (χαρίσματα ἰαμάτων, 1 Cor 12:9) …then… those who have the gift of healing…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Faith

The same Spirit gives great faith (πίστις/pistis) to another.… (1 Cor 12:9) Nature of the Gift The New Testament uses the word πίστις/pistis in various…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Leadership & Administration

…If God has given you leadership ability (προΐστημι/proistēmi), take the responsibility seriously.… (Rom 12:8) …those who have the gift of leadership (κυβέρνησις/kybernēsis, (1 Cor 12:28)…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Contributing/Giving

…If it is giving (μεταδίδωμι/metadidōmi), give generously (ἁπλότης/haplotēs, Rom 12:8) Paul uses a term for sharing, for transferring part of what you have to another….

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Encouragement/Comfort

If your gift is to encourage others (παρακαλέω/parakaleō), be encouraging.… (Rom 12:8) Nature of the Gift Paul uses the verb παρακαλέω/parakaleō frequently, sometimes meaning to…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Mercy

…And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others (ἐλεάω/eleaō), do it gladly (ἱλαρότης/hilarotēs, Rom 12:8) Nature of the Gift For ἐλεάω/eleaō, the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Biblical Theology New Testament Pneumatology

Serving & Helps

If your gift is serving others (διακονία/G1248), serve them well. (Rom 12:7) …then… those who can help (ἀντίλημψις/G484) others.… (1 Cor 12:28) Nature of the…

Continue Reading...