The Gift of Distinguishing of Spirits

Created on September 23rd, 2013

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Articles and resources to assist you in growing your top spiritual gifts as revealed by the Spiritual Gifts Inventory, based on the study, Serving from the Heart.

What Is the Spiritual Realm?

What Is the Spiritual Realm?

By Shane Raynor
The Bible tells us that “faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see” (Hebrews 11:1 CEB). It also says, “We don’t focus… read more
Discerning God's Presence in Our Midst

Discerning God's Presence in Our Midst

By Sue Anne Steffey Morrow
From Living the Good Life Together: Discernment © 2007 Abingdon Press. All rights reserved. read more
Three Months With the Spirit

Three Months With the Spirit

By Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez
Three Months with the Spirit is popular author Justo Gonzalez study of the Acts of the Apostles.  Eminently readable, the study uses the see-judge-act method to bring readers …
A Story About Discernment: Like a Child

A Story About Discernment: Like a Child

By Kasey Hitt
Four and a half year old Lainey stood in the front yard waving goodbye to her friends who had come over to play. From our laundry room window, I watched as she continued to wave… read more
Holy Spirit Here and Now

Holy Spirit Here and Now

By Trevor Hudson
Many Christians feel that something is missing from their relationship with God. Trevor Hudson invites readers into a fresh relationship with the Holy Spirit, reassuring them that …
Helping them Hear the Call and Prepare for the Career: Raising Up Young People for Ministry

Helping them Hear the Call and Prepare for the Career: Raising Up Young People for Ministry

By Julie Peters
  In a time when the mainline church, including the United Methodist Church, is facing aging congregations and decline in membership, it becomes even more apparent that we… read more
Facing the Reality of Evil

Facing the Reality of Evil

By Shane Raynor
This post marks the official end of the Supernatural October series. I say official end because—although it’s October 31— I didn’t get around to all the… read more
Christians and Ghost Hunting

Christians and Ghost Hunting

By Shane Raynor
If you aren’t familiar with the phenomenon of ghost hunting, you haven’t surfed through your basic cable channel lineup in a few years. Yes, the medium that brought… read more
The Kingdom of God Has Drawn Near

The Kingdom of God Has Drawn Near

By Pastor's Bible Study®
The Prologue, Mark 1:1-15 Mark begins his story by jumping right into the events that launched Jesus on his mission. After quoting Isaiah, who had promised that God would send… read more
Remembering the Forgotten God

Remembering the Forgotten God

By multiple authors
In this workbook companion to "Forgotten God," author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church's power--the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the…
What Are Demons?

What Are Demons?

By Shane Raynor
In the twenty-first century Western world, believing in demons or evil spirits seems almost quaint and superstitious. Malevolent supernatural beings are thought by some to only… read more