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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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August 1, 2012 - Gifts Everyone Wants

By Greg Ebie

With five kids, we have had a lot of birthday parties over the years. The opening of gifts is always a highlight at these annual events. Inevitably, it seems that one gift stands out from the others. All the kids “oohh” and “aahh” over it. They say things like, “I want one of those,” or “Can I see it?” And, of course, the giver of the gift proudly announces, “I got that.”

Paul had to talk with the Corinthians about spiritual gifts. He didn’t want them to be ignorant about them, or dare I say it, act like children. It seems everyone wanted what they thought were the most important gifts and they overlooked other gifts as trivial.

Paul wanted the Corinthians to understand that when it came to spiritual gifts there was no such thing as an unnecessary gift. Every gift plays an important part in the body of Christ because without these seemingly unimportant gifts where would the body be?

As Paul asked, “If the whole body were an eye where would the sense of hearing be?” No single part of the body can say to others, “I don’t need you.” Every part of the body serves a purpose and is “indispensable.” (See 1 Corinthians 12:17-22.)

— D. Greg Ebie is senior pastor of Praise Assembly of God in Garrettsville, Ohio, and an author of Daily Bread devotionals.



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