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Chuck Smith

Interpretation of Tongues

Chuck SmithWe have been looking at the subject of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and as we have pointed out, the Holy Spirit dwells in us, conforming us into the image of Jesus. Everyone who has received Jesus Christ as their Savior has the Holy Spirit indwelling him. As Paul said, What? Know ye n... Read More
Chuck Smith

Introduction: The Call To The Ministry

Chuck Smith"No man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God..." Hebrews 5:4 Before we look at what we call the "Calvary Chapel Distinctives", let's first consider the vital subject of our calling and commitment to the ministry. If there is one characteristic that is absolutely essential fo... Read More
Chuck Smith

The Gift of Faith

Chuck SmithPaul is talking about the diversities of the gifts of the Spirit and the various manifestations of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:9, as he declares, To another faith by the same Spirit. This is the gift or the manifestation of faith. Now there are different kinds of faith. We talk about saving faith... Read More
Chuck Smith

The Gift of Governments

Chuck SmithPaul tells us that: And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:28) It is interesting to me that the first mention of government in the Bible is... Read More
Chuck Smith

The Gift of Miracles

Chuck SmithIn 1 Corinthians 12:10, as Paul is continuing the list of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, he speaks about how the Spirit divides to each one of us severally as He wills of those gifts or manifestations. In verse 10 he said, "To another the working of miracles." We ... Read More
Chuck Smith

Two False Doctines Shepherding or Dictatorship? and Christian "Possession"

Chuck SmithSound Doctrine Paul the apostle exhorted both Timothy and Titus about sound doctrine. To Timothy he said: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from t... Read More
George Fox

Epistle 122

George FoxFriends,—To that which is pure, I speak, in which is unity, where no defiled thing shall enter. Silence all flesh [Zech 2:13], who strive about words, in which is no profit; who would draw you out of your conditions, and others out of their conditions [2 Tim 2:14]. Therefore be low, and mind that wh... Read More
George Fox

Epistle 320

George FoxFriends,—You may read in the old world, how one family after another, till Noah's time, served the Lord God. And then from Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their wives, and after Moses and Aaron had brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, and that they were come to be a great people, Moses ... Read More
K.P. Yohannan

Forgiveness, the Ultimate Cure (Part 3)

K.P. YohannanLeonardo Da Vinci and Forgiveness While painting The Last Supper, the artist Leonardo Da Vinci fought with a man. He spoke angrily with the man and they became enemies. After that, he went back and continued his work on the canvas. But however much he tried he could not finish the face of Jesus Chri... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks


T. Austin-SparksReading: Philippians 3:1-16 THE Philippian letter begins with Paul's statement, "For to me to live is Christ", and then goes on to express his ambition to know the Lord more and more, with his determination to pursue that knowledge as a coveted prize. If we desire to know what is meant by gaining Ch... Read More

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