spiritual gifts

  • Paul Spoke in Tongues—So Why Are We Afraid of This Gift?

    Paul Spoke in Tongues—So Why Are We Afraid of This Gift?

    Two years ago when I was preaching at a church in Florida, a boy named Roczen was filled with the Holy Spirit during a revival service. He was only about 5 years old. But a week later he felt such boldness that he asked his pastor if he could pray for the entire church. When

  • God Didn’t Shut Off the Power of Pentecost

    God Didn’t Shut Off the Power of Pentecost

    I was raised a Southern Baptist, and then at age 18 I had a Pentecostal experience while I was still a Baptist. People jokingly refer to me now as a “Bapticostal” because they consider this to be a strange combination of doctrines. That’s because many Baptists are cessationists. They believe the gifts of the Holy

  • There’s a Big Difference Between Prophecy and Manipulation

    There’s a Big Difference Between Prophecy and Manipulation

    I love the gift of prophecy, and the Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 14:1 that we should desire to use it. I love to see people strengthened and encouraged by a personal word from God. But spiritual gifts, much like guns, can be misused—and when prophecy is misfired it always hurts people. That’s why

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