Spiritual Gifts

Blessing | Humor | Spiritual Gifts

IT’S A GIFT Sugar Ray Leonard was invited to speak at Harvard. He said: “I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We’ve all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beatin’ people up.

Art And Music | Character | Cooperation | Desire | Evangelism | Gifts | Missions | Purpose | Service | Spiritual Gifts

A SMALL ESSENTIAL Sir Michael Costa, the celebrated conductor, was holding a rehearsal. As the mighty chorus rang out, accompanied by scores of instruments, the piccolo player ceased playing, thinking perhaps that his contribution would not be missed amid so much music. Suddenly, the great leader stopped and cried out, “Where is the piccolo?” The …

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Acceptance | Appearances | Discouragement | Failure | Leadership | Ministry | Service | Spiritual Gifts

ACCEPTED IN HEAVEN G. Campbell Morgan was one of 150 young men who sought entrance to the Wesleyan ministry in 1888. He passed the doctrinal examination, but then faced the trial sermon. In a cavernous auditorium that could seat more than 1,000 sat three ministers and 75 others who came to listen. When Morgan stepped …

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Character | Excellence | Leadership | Personality | Self | Self Image | Sex | Spiritual Gifts | Style

YOUR OWN STYLE FOR SUCCESS Develop your own style. No one has had the life experiences you have had; no one has the contributions to make what you can make. So it’s not a quest of being better than someone else. Excellence demands that you be better than yourself. Some people are outgoing, while others …

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Bible Study | Depression | Emotions | Guidance | Identity | Memory | Self | Self-image | Speech | Spiritual Gifts

STIR UP THE GIFT You have to speak to yourself. I have said this many times before and I shall go on saying it, for there is a sense in which what the Scriptures do is to teach us how to speak to ourselves. I have reminded you that you must speak to yourself, this …

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Character | Communion | Consecration | Ministry | Power | Service | Spiritual Gifts

NOT GOOD IF DETACHED Here is a story I came across in a conference paper on “Spiritual Renewal.” It might fit well under a heading of “Power for daily living” After the end of World War One the famous desert fighter, Lawrence of Arabia, brought several Arab leaders to Paris to represent their interests at …

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Failure | Labor | Sanctification/ Opportunity | Spiritual Gifts | Strength | Success | Youth

PETER DRUCKER: ADVICE FOR FUTURE The following is an excerpt from Bill Moyers’ interview with management guru Peter Drucker: MOYERS: So do you look forward to the twenty-first century? DRUCKER: I do look forward to it, but I’m exceedingly happy that I’m not twenty again. It’s a very harsh world for young people. There are …

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