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Serving – Part 4

When I was still a baby Christian, I completed some surveys/tests that promised to help me discover my spiritual gifts. And I do believe there was some value in those tools. But as I’ve matured, I’ve come to realize that there is probably a better way to discover those gifts.

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Serving – Part 3

In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul compares the church to a body. Both have many “members” which all have different functions, but which are all indispensable to the proper functioning of the body. We all know what happens when one part of our physical body doesn’t work properly due to illness or injury, or even due to a lack of use. But have you ever stopped to think about how the same thing occurs within the church?

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Serving – Part 2

One of the huge common misconceptions in the church is that the church staff is paid to do all the ministry. This idea flows out of another common misconception – the distinction between “clergy” and “laity” – two terms that are not found anywhere in the Bible. Even that concept is foreign to the Scriptures.

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