Community Care Group Ministry - Faith, Integrity, Gifting, Prayer
\ ˈfāth \
plural faiths\ ˈfāths , sometimes ˈfāt͟hz \
Definition of faith
: allegiance to duty or a person : LOYALTY
: fidelity to one's promises
: sincerity of intentions
: belief and trust in and loyalty to God
: belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion
: firm belief in something for which there is no proof
: complete trust
: something that is believed especially with strong conviction
especially : a system of religious beliefs
: without question
pistis: faith, faithfulness
Original Word: πίστις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (pis'-tis)
Definition: faith, faithfulness
Usage: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness
Scriptural definition/explanation of faith.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
1 John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
What does faith mean to you, as a believer?
Where does faith come from?
What role does faith play in leadership?
in·teg·ri·ty | \ in-ˈte-grə-tē \
Definition of integrity
: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values :INCORRUPTIBILITY
: an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS
: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS
Original Word: תֻּמָּה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (toom-maw')
Scriptural definition/explanation of integrity.
The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
1 Peter 3:14-17
But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be
blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts
honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense
to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do
it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when
you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may
be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should
be God's will, than for doing evil.
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
What does integrity mean to you, as a believer?
Where does integrity come from?
What role does integrity play in leadership?
Spiritual Gifting and Prayer - What’s That All About?
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
I Corinthians 12:8-11
For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
1 Peter 4:7-11
The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Distinguishing between Spirits
Speaking in Tongues
Interpretation of Tongues