Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Christian Carnival CLXII (162)

Gifted Performers Edition
Romans 12:4 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly:

How do our posts reflect our gifts? We are all bloggers here; and I expected the division of gifts to be narrower than it was. The list is one our church used on its membership form.


Administration
(I Corinthians 12:28)
-organizing, designing and guiding human activities in such a way that Christ’s program is carried out-


Apostleship
(I Corinthians 12:28; Romans 16:7)
- casting vision to start new ministries using strength of leadership, influence and enthusiasm -
  • Don at Evangelical Ecologist wants you to think of this post as the blog version of that store you pass by at the end of the midway: tons of eco-bloggy Christian goodness to choose from. This "Around the Web" post is a roundup of news and links related to Christian ecology. If you're new to the subject, it's a great chance to dive in.

Discernment
(I Corinthians 12:8)
- capable of discovering, analyzing and organizing truth for use by God’s family -

Encouragement
(Romans 12:8)
- motivating people through words of comfort, counsel, and exhortation -

Evangelism
(Ephesians 4:11)
- communicating the Gospel so effectively that many people respond in faith -

Faith
(I Corinthians 12:9)
- capable of trusting God’s presence and power even when a situation seems impossible to others -

Giving
(Romans 12:8)
- uniquely able to give eagerly, wisely, generously, and sacrificially from the resources God has provided -

Helps/Serving
(I Corinthians 12:28; Romans 12:7)
- the capacity to recognize and meet needs through prompt, cheerful, practical assistance -

Leadership
(Romans 12:8)
- able to motivate and inspire others to work together to accomplish God’s work -

Mercy
(Romans 12:8)
- able to feel and express unusual compassion and sympathy,
offering comfort and support in times of need -

Pastor/Shepherding
(Ephesians 4:11)
- leading, nurturing, protecting, and caring for the spiritual development of God’s flock -

Preaching
(I Corinthians 12:28; I Timothy 2:7)
- powerfully proclaiming God’s truth so that people are encouraged, challenged, and changed -
  • Rev Bill at Rev Bill shares this post he has found dealing with "The Credibility Issue": how what preachers say in the pulpit needs to be lived out in their daily living. [the link is under the words "Here's a great post"]

Teaching
(Romans 12:7; I Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11)
- able to understand and communicate the Scriptures clearly and with spiritual insight -

6 comments:

  1. Great job!

    Thank you for hosting.

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  2. Good Job. I like how you laid it out. :)

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  3. Great carnival layout - and what a selection of topics. Thanks for your hard work in putting this together.

    A hot topic today is the Law of Attraction. I'm going to host a free teleconference about it from a Christian perspective - here's the info that if you find helpful you are free to pass along. And you are welcome to attend!

    ~ The Law of Attraction ~
    A Biblical Perspective and Discussion

    Monday, February 26, 2007
    10:00 to 10:30 P.M. (CST)

    30 Minute Free Teleconference
    w/ Optional Q&A to Follow

    Hosted by Lyn Perry of Thought Renewal - A Self-Help Blog Built on a Christian Foundation

    A limited number of dial-in lines are available. If you would like to participate, please register your interest by emailing me at lyngperry @ yahoo.com and I will email you the phone number, access code, and instructions.

    Thanks! Lyn Perry
    "Helping Others Help Themselves"
    http://thoughtrenewal.blogspot.com

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  4. JCHFleetGuy,

    Thanks for your hard work. Looks good. "Edelen" is how my name is spelled, though.

    Blessings.

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How to debate charitably (rules are links to more description of rule):
1. The Golden Rule
2. You cannot read minds
3. People are not evil
4. Debates are not for winning
5. You make mistakes
6. Not everyone cares as much as you
7. Engaging is hard work
8. Differences can be subtle
9. Give up quietly