What the Bible Says

I was visiting my ninety-seven year old father-in-law and he was telling me about the old man who was cutting his lawn at that time. He interjected, "He speaks in Jibber-jabber." I paused offering a quizzical expression, to which he added, "We used to call them Holy Rollers." I just said, "Oh", as there are [...]

Acceptance

I made a small sign with a black marker and some white cardboard. I wrote in large bold letters "I ACCEPT", and put it on the wall. It was during college that I had a personal revival of sorts and was filled with the Holy Spirit. This term, "filled" is from decades of perspective and [...]

God’s Gifts to Man

There is a lot written about identifying one's spiritual gifts.  Much of it centers around a description of the various gifts recorded in scripture. This is good and even so, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty on the subject, principally regarding application.  Everything that pertains to God and scripture must be understood, experienced, and [...]

Holy Spirit Basics, Part II

The gift of speaking in tongues is a lesser gift, (1 Cor. 14:5) but it seems to create more debate than any.  Nevertheless scripture says, "...do not forbid speaking in tongues." (1 Cor. 14:39).  Also, "If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret." [...]