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Charismata: What are they?

Introduction The New Testament provides various lists of gifts and roles in the church. The shortest, if you can call it a list, is Peter’s…

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Charismata: Introduction

Paul’s discussion in 1 Corinthians 12 speaks of the Spirit accomplishing three things through the divine distribution of gifts: (1) proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord, (2) producing the common good in a congregation, and (3) maintaining unity with a healthy diversity in a congregation that is made of of many members.

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Characteristics of Love (1 Cor 13:4–7)

Virtue & Love These virtue lists, and in particular, the fruit of the Spirit, remind us of another list in Paul’s writings, one where he…

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Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

Nature of Self-control Self-control (ἐγκράτεια/enkrateia) is a fruit reminding us that though this is the outgrowth of life in the Spirit it bears fruit in…

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Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

Nature of Gentleness, meekness, humility Gentleness (πραΰτης/prautēs) is a characteristic of God himself, which takes root in the Christian life and work. As Christians living…

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Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

A blog in a series on “Fruit of the Spirit,” this one on faithfulness (πίστις/pistis).

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Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

Nature of Goodness English translations render the term ἀγαθωσύνη/agathōsynē as “goodness” (NLT, ESV, etc.), or as “generosity” (NRSV). The term occurs only four times in…

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Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

One in a series of blogs on the “Fruit of the Spirit,” this one on “Kindness” or “Goodness”

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Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

One of a series of blogs on the “Fruit of the Spirit,” this one on “Patience.”

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Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

One of a series of blogs on the fruit of the Spirit, this on “Peace”

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