Category Archives: Spiritual Gifts

Use of Speaking in Tongues in Ministry

I’ve just put up a teaching page about using speaking in tongues as a tool in ministry. It’s adapted from our Hearing God’s Voice course. You can see it by going here.
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On being an introvert believer

Over at Intimacy with God blog I have writen about what it is like to be an introvert in an extrovert controlled culture, and how we can learn to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and function in our God-given giftings. … finish reading On being an introvert believer Continue reading

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The Believing Introvert

In a society where around 50% of people are introverts, but the accepted measure of normallity is extroversion, the quiet person is at a disadvantage. Extroverts often consider introversion as a deficiency – that the person is either a snob, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Welcome to Burden Bearer

Welcome to Burden Bearer. In this blog we will explore all that it means to be a burden bearer – where this gift comes from, the difficulties an unredeemed burden bearing nature presents, its God given purpose, burden bearing’s relationship to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Are Prayer Ministers Christians or Spiritists?

In comments on previous posts Stuart Onans raised some concerns, saying people involved in prayer ministry are spiritists. I quote one of these comments in reply to my asking for his idea of what a spiritist is: You must know … Continue reading Continue reading

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Accurate Listening

One thing we are learning through ministering to others is the need to listen accurately. It is possible to get so excited when we finally begin to hear in the spirit that we will listen to anything, and accept it as from God. There is such a contrast between our old conservative, ‘Bible only’ Christianity […] Continue reading

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What did Simon the Sorcerer see in Samaria?

A traditional Pentecostal doctrine says that every case of baptism with the Holy Spirit must be accompanied by the ‘sign’ of speaking in tongues. They deduce this from the incidents in Acts where the two appear together. Of course, the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Some Good Books on Tongues

While doing some research on the history of speaking in tongues I came across some good books. A few are old favourites of mine, while others are reissues of classics and some more recent works. Check them out: Dennis J. … Continue reading Continue reading

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J. Oswald Sanders on Speaking in Tongues – Part 2

Back in April we began looking at what J. Oswald Sanders had written about the gift of tongues in his book Spiritual Maturity. Here is the second part of that article. Sanders does not agree with the common Pentecostal teaching … Continue reading Continue reading

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C. H. Spurgeon on Spiritual Gifts

The famous Baptist “Prince of Preachers”, C. H. Spurgeon, is often listed among a number of others by Dispensationalists to support there view that spiritual gifts ceased shortly after the beginning of the Church. It might be interesting to see … Continue reading Continue reading

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