To each is given...

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (1Co 12:7)

We had a good time in the Coventry congregation yesterday. Matthew spoke on the charismata — the gifts of the Spirit. He encouraged us all to believe that God's word is true: that when we come together we each have a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

Moving in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, is not for the "professional" few, but an activity that God empowers the whole body, every part, to move in. We need each member to move in this way so as the gathered church we can be build up and strengthened to be the sent church in the world.

God is speaking clearly to us as a congregation, that this is something he wants us — all of us — to press into. When we move together in Spiritual gifts, God is made manifest in our midst. Praise God, that we also saw this demonstrated as well as taught, through tongue, interpretation and prophecy.

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