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How to Give Good Gifts to Children at Christmas
… how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11) In the Bible we read how God loves to give good gifts to His children (Matthew 7:10-11). And isn’t that just how we feel toward our children, too?  Where does this generous gift-giving impulse […]

FourEwe: new Christian humor cards, games, gifts, DVDs & CDs
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When Withholding is Stealing - #6329
Are you hanging onto something or someone you love? You have plans, and dreams, and security riding on it as Abraham did. But God's hands are reaching your way saying, "Can you trust Me with what you love so much?"

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Abilities in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Everybody has been given unique talents and abilities to put to use in the service of God. Nobody should look down on others, or consider themselves better than anybody else, because God has a special purpose in mind for every single one of His children.

Talents in the Bible: Matthew 25:14-30
In the "parable of the talents," we get an idea of what God expects us to do here on earth. We're all given talents, some great and some small--but whether your talent is epic or miniscule, we glorify God when we use it to further his kingdom. God isn't rating His followers based on the number of converts they win over or the number of church pews they fill; He's interested in the passion with which we use whatever gifts he has given us.

Spiritual gifts in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
This passage gives us perspective on "spiritual gifts" and their place in the church. Gifts are talents and responsibilities bestowed on us by God, and each has its own place in the life of the church--none is "better" or more important than any other; they're all key parts of the whole, just as the various parts of the human body work together.

Manifestation in the Bible - a Christian perspective
God's Spirit manifests in our lives in different and unique ways, according to our individual role in the kingdom of God. In some believers, it manifests as the gift of healing, in others the gift of prophecy, and so on.

Grace abound - a Christian perspective
Paul tells the Corinthians that they should give as their hearts determine. He says that God loves a cheerful giver and that God's grace will abound on all who give freely.

Tongues in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 14:2-19
The practice of speaking in tongues has a long but somewhat controversial history in the Christian faith. This passage explains how speaking in tongues fits in with the other gifts of the Holy Spirit, and how this particular gift ought to be practiced and understood.