Spiritual God-given gifts to Christians are an asset to the church. Some have to do with speaking or serving, such as the gifts of evangelism, teaching, prophecy, faith, and giving. What a privilege to be able to be of some service to the church!
David is probably one of the best known Bible characters. He had his faults and sins but he always repented and turned back to God. There are many lessons we can learn from studying this man who was "after God's own heart."
Can I be sure that I am saved? What if there is some sin in my life I forgot about that will keep me out of heaven? The Bible teaches that the Christian can know his standing before God. There are answers to those questions.
From His very own mother to the religious Pharisees, and from John the disciple to the soldiers who crucified Him, many watched Christ die. Weep with those who wept; discover Jesus with those who discovered Jesus—Jesus, Who died as few men die.
On Pentecost Sunday we commemorate the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus. The Spirit came upon them and gave them the power they needed to testify and die for their Lord. From that moment on their lives were changed.
The resurrection of Jesus assures that He is living today and has all power in Heaven and earth. That power is available to help us overcome sin. When we have been changed by the power of Jesus it will be obvious in at least several different ways.
Who is the Holy Spirit? Many regard Him as merely an impersonal force—a sort of divine influence emanating from God. In truth He is a distinct person in the God-head, with a special work and personality.
"Many consider Psalm 139 one of the most beautiful of all the Psalms in the entire Bible. The 139th Psalm is a soul-searching Psalm, and it is a tribute to the omniscience and the omnipotence of God. The reference is to the true and living God who reveals Himself in the Scriptures."