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What Are Spiritual Gifts?
The subject of spiritual gifts can seem complicated: Who has spiritual gifts–”"spiritual people” or everybody? What are spiritual gifts anyway?
Understanding Spiritual Gifts takes you straight to God’s Word to discover answers from the Gift-Giver Himself. As you dig into Bible passages about God’s design for each of us, you’ll find out that spiritual gifts aren’t complicated–but they are life-changing.
Here you will uncover what spiritual gifts are, where they come from, who has them, how they are received, and how they work within the church. As you study, you will have a new vision for how you can use your God-given gifts to bring hope to your home, your church, and a hurting world.
Why wonder or worry about the future?
With all that’s transpiring in the world, people can’t help but wonder what the future holds. Will there ever be peace on earth? How long will the world live under the threat of terrorism? Is a one-world ruler on the horizon?
God has already provided answers to these questions in the book of Daniel, which sets forth His blueprints for the future. In fact, when you understand the prophecies Daniel reveals, every other prophecy in the Bible will fit somewhere in the plan. If you want to understand the future, if you want to know what will happen in the “end of days,” you need to begin with the prophecies of the Book of Daniel.
Does God really care about your sex life?
In a culture saturated with sex, many find it hard to believe the Creator of the universe cares about this facet of their lives. Others are confused about where to draw the line to avoid going “too far.”
Married or single, you need to know what God says about sex. After all, He’s the one who designed this priceless gift and set clear boundaries to protect it. This candid study will help you weigh the messages of our culture against the truth of God’s Word. As you learn about the Designer’s original intent for sex, you’ll gain valuable insights to guide your daily choices.
Discover the key to lasting joy in the Christian life by finding Whose you are.
This step-by-step walk through 1 John can help you discover whether or not you are a true child of God. By taking note of the way the Bible describes the differences between God’s children and those of Satan, you can gain clearer insight into where you stand with God. Through this study you will see how your lifestyle will reflect the character of the One to whom you belong.
Christian men are in the midst of a life-long process—the renewing of their minds.
But the world, the flesh, and the devil go to great lengths to thwart the process. Our culture is obsessed with sex. Pornography, declining morals, pervasive visual stimulation, rampant divorce, and epidemic adultery. They all reflect ungodly passions. And inflame impure thoughts.
In this six-week study you’ll learn that God has provided everything you need to resist temptation. Through the examples of men in Scripture–those who fell into sin and those who stood firm–you’ll find hope for controlling your passions. You’ ll learn how to choose the path of purity. And you’ll find assurance that through the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, you can escape the corruption of this world and one day stand before God blameless and pure.
Learn about the making of a leader–God’s way.
God calls every one of His people to positions of leadership and influence–in our homes, communities, churches, and ultimately the world. But true leadership involves more than simply being the person out front; it means living a life worth following.
In this study of four important leaders of Israel–Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David–you’ll explore key leadership principles, including how to make wise decisions under pressure, deal effectively with mistakes, and set a course that others will follow. Most important, you’ll learn what God expects of you–and how you can rise to the call of effective leadership.
Discover God’s view of material wealth.
In these days of economic uncertainty, and in a society that values financial security, money is an emotional topic. Appearances and lifestyle matter to us. And money–or the lack of it–often determines whether or not we’re content. The truth is, our attitudes toward money and possessions reflect the quality of our relationship with God. And, according to the Scriptures, our view of money reveals where our true affections lie.
In this six-week study, you’ll learn where money comes from, you’ll see how we’re supposed to handle it, and you’ll understand how to live an abundant life, regardless of your financial circumstances.
The Bible says worship is something everyone does.
How do you know which approach to worship is best? And how do you make sure the goal of your worship is appropriate?
This helpful study examines what the Bible says about true worship. You’ll discover that we are created for the purpose of worship. And you’ll explore solid, biblical principles for making worship a lifestyle of grateful response to your Creator and Redeemer.
Discover the Purpose and Power of Fasting.
Do you desire to feel God’s presence, hear His voice, sense His pleasure?
Since ancient times, fasting has been considered an essential means of drawing near to God. But this spiritual discipline involves much more than abstaining from food; it goes right to the heart of genuine faith. Through this invigorating study, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the principles behind this practice and be equipped to make fasting a key part of your relationship with God.
Is it possible to have a meaningful relationship with God?
Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to have a relationship with God that really works in the day-in-day-out circumstances of your life?
This powerful inductive study will help you discover for yourself how such a rewarding relationship with God is possible. Kay Arthur opens the Bible to show you the way to salvation, with a special focus on where you stand with God, how your sin keeps us from knowing him, and how Christ bridged the chasm between humanity and God.