What are spiritual gifts beyond the Sinner’s Prayer?
For many, many years the emphasis of evangelism has been to “save souls for eternity.” Which is great, don’t get me wrong. But if the whole point is only to change what happens after we die no wonder people put off until tomorrow something that won’t benefit them until much, much later.
Many people ask, “What are spiritual gifts?” They receive a great deal many answers, all of which are valid.
However, a Great Big Very Important Point has been overlooked. The point of salvation is to make life better here and now. To that end God gives spiritual gifts to his children, gifts like prayer, healing, discernment and knowledge. If that sounds a little supernatural—well it is. God’s love for us is the definition of supernatural.
These gifts can be hard to describe to residents of a post-Darwinian world where everything is quantifiable. So it can be useful to start with a piece of supernatural fiction, such as the Twilight Saga. Glitter in the Sun: A Bible Study Searching for Truth in the Twilight Saga is that sort of Bible study. Using the culturally understood contemporary examples of supernatural gifts presented in the Twilight Saga, Glitter in the Sun then describes how similar gifts are available to believers today as a part of God’s family.
Glitter in the Sun: A Bible Study Searching for Truth in the Twilight Saga works as both a personal devotional and as a small group study guide. It can be purchased through this web site or through Amazon.com.