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Bible Study: The Holy Spirit – Lesson 6: Spiritual Gifts Part 2 – The Functioning of the Gifts

Calvary Bible Church Bible Study

The Person and Ministry of The Holy Spirit

Lesson 6:  Spiritual Gifts  Part 2 – The Functioning of the Gifts  

The Holy Spirit is seemingly the least understood of the members of the Trinity.  Although many churches in the modern era TALK about the Spirit, the vast majority of them focus on the “power” and the “gifts”, rather than the Person and Ministry of the Spirit.  And even then, they produce a lot of unbiblical information on the “power” and “gifts” that leads to a very unbalanced understanding of what Christianity is really all about.

Hopefully, this study will help us gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Holy Spirit.

 

Romans 12:6-8

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

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Sermon Audio: What Is The Name To You?

Scripture References: Acts 2:21; 4:12 Matthew 7:21-23 Acts 19:13-16

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Bible Study: The Holy Spirit – Lesson 5: Spiritual Gifts Part 1 – The Purpose of the Gifts

Calvary Bible Church Bible Study

The Person and Ministry of The Holy Spirit

Lesson 5:  Spiritual Gifts  Part 1 – The Purpose of the Gifts  

The Holy Spirit is seemingly the least understood of the members of the Trinity.  Although many churches in the modern era TALK about the Spirit, the vast majority of them focus on the “power” and the “gifts”, rather than the Person and Ministry of the Spirit.  And even then, they produce a lot of unbiblical information on the “power” and “gifts” that leads to a very unbalanced understanding of what Christianity is really all about.

Hopefully, this study will help us gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Holy Spirit.

 

The New Testament is very clear as to the purpose of spiritual gifts.  They are given at the discretion of the Holy Spirit, to accomplish certain very specific goals or tasks within the Church as a whole.  You could consider them as a “toolbox” of abilities that are distributed to the “workmen” in order to get the job done.  They are NOT for personal exaltation or pride.  In fact, Paul states that unless the gifts are rooted and grounded in the FRUIT of the Spirit, the gifts are useless (see 1 Corinthians 13:1-3).  Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio: Two Words That Changed It All

Scripture Reference:  Matthew 6:9-13

 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bible Study: The Holy Spirit – Lesson 4: The Fruit of the Spirit as the Natural Product of a Truly Changed Life

Calvary Bible Church Bible Study

The Person and Ministry of The Holy Spirit

Lesson 4: The Fruit of the Spirit as the Natural Product of a Truly Changed Life    

The Holy Spirit is seemingly the least understood of the members of the Trinity.  Although many churches in the modern era TALK about the Spirit, the vast majority of them focus on the “power” and the “gifts”, rather than the Person and Ministry of the Spirit.  And even then, they produce a lot of unbiblical information on the “power” and “gifts” that leads to a very unbalanced understanding of what Christianity is really all about.

Hopefully, this study will help us gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Holy Spirit.

 

Galatians 5:22-25

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio: You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Scripture Reference:  2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Sermon Audio: The Mystery of the Gospel

Scripture reference: Ephesians 2:19-3:21

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bible Study: The Holy Spirit – The Ministry of The Spirit in the Church as a Whole – Lesson #3

Lesson 3: The Ministry of The Spirit in the Church as a Whole  

The Holy Spirit is seemingly the least understood of the members of the Trinity.  Although many churches in the modern era TALK about the Spirit, the vast majority of them focus on the “power” and the “gifts”, rather than the Person and Ministry of the Spirit.  And even then, they produce a lot of unbiblical information on the “power” and “gifts” that leads to a very unbalanced understanding of what Christianity is really all about. Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio: Dying or Living

Scripture Reference:  Romans 12:1-21

Bible Study: The Holy Spirit – The Person of the Holy Spirit – Lesson #2

Lesson 2:   The PERSON of the Holy Spirit    

The Holy Spirit is seemingly the least understood of the members of the Trinity.  Although many churches in the modern era TALK about the Spirit, the vast majority of them focus on the “power” and the “gifts”, rather than the Person and Ministry of the Spirit.  And even then, they produce a lot of unbiblical information on the “power” and “gifts” that leads to a very unbalanced understanding of what Christianity is really all about. Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio: The Work of the Gideons by Buddy Johnson

Sermon Audio:  The Work of the Gideons  – Given by Buddy Johnson

Bible Study: The Holy Spirit – The Essence of Life – Lesson #1

Lesson 1:    The Holy Spirit – The Essence of Life

The Holy Spirit is seemingly the least understood of the members of the Trinity.  Although many churches in the modern era TALK about the Spirit, the vast majority of them focus on the “power” and the “gifts”, rather than the Person and Ministry of the Spirit.  And even then, they produce a lot of unbiblical information on the “power” and “gifts” that leads to a very unbalanced understanding of what Christianity is really all about.

Hopefully, this study will help us gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s start at the beginning….. Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio: A Mothers Magnificat (Mothers Day 2013)

Scripture Reference:  Luke 1:46-55

Bible Study: The Chaos Plan – Lesson #8 (last in series)

Lesson 8:  How Do We Deal With All This?

The information that we have been dealing with in this series of lessons can be terrifying, considering that it appears as if WE are the generation who will have to face the culmination of these things.  However, God’s Word has a lot to say to us about how to face these times with courage, righteousness, and strength.  We CAN continue to be a valid witness for Christ and His Gospel in the “end times”, but we have to make sure that we are following God’s Word and doing it His way. Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio – The Flesh & The Blood

Scripture Reference:   John 6:47-57

Bible Study: The Chaos Plan – Lesson #7

Lesson 7:  The Endgame

Revelation 19:17-19 (NKJV)
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh ofcaptains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”

19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio: The Great Transformation

Scripture Reference:  2 Corinthians 3:7-18

Bible Study: The Chaos Plan – Lesson #6

Lesson 6:  The Power of the Reich Rises Again

Revelation 13:11-17 (NKJV)
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth—by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Continue Reading Here

Sermon Audio: Growing Patience

Scripture Reference:  James 5:7-11

Sermon Audio: Answering The Question

Scripture References:  2 Peter 3:9,  2 Cor. 6:2,  1 Thess. 4:3-8,  1 Thess. 5:16-18,  1 Peter 2:15-16