Not Only What We Do But How We Do It (Sun. July 24)

The word for the day is “with.” As long as the job is done, does it matter how we do it? Does our attitude make a difference? If we give a meal to someone who is hungry but do with disdain, doesn’t the person still get fed? And if we give an offering grudgingly, can’t the church still use the money for good? In today’s reading of Romans 12:6-14, Paul lists the “grace-gifts” of the Holy Spirit that are distributed among the members of the church. He states, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given us, let us use them” (Romans 12:6). Today we will discover that the apostle not only urges that the faithful put…

How We Use the Gifts of the Spirit Is as Important as What We Do (Sun. August 1)

The word for the day is “with.”  As long as the job is done, does it matter how we do it?  Does our attitude make a difference?  If we give to someone hungry but do it with condescension, doesn’t the person still get fed?  And if we provide an offering grudgingly, doesn’t the church still use the money for good? In today’s reading of Romans 12:6-14, Paul lists the “grace-gifts” the Holy Spirit distributes among church members.  He states, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given us, let us use them” (Romans 12:6).  Today we will discover that the apostle does not only urge that the faithful put the Holy Spirit’s gifts to work for ministry.  But he…