Many people misunderstand what the Bible teaches about spiritual gifts. In this first sermon in a series on the subject, we address key questions such as: • What can the power of God’s Holy Spirit do through and for us? • Why do we need to know about spiritual gifts? • Why are they called “spiritual gifts”? • Why does God give spiritual gifts? • What are spiritual gifts? • What is the difference between talents, skills and spiritual gifts? • What is the difference between spiritual gifts and fruit of the spirit? • What is the difference between spiritual gifts and spiritual disciplines? • To whom are spiritual gifts given? • How are spiritual gifts distributed? • Can spiritual gifts be developed?
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.