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By Scott Bloomquist
Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church 

A matter of grace


Charisma is a word we often use to describe a politician or a successful entrepreneur. Someone with charisma has that intangible quality that seems to draw people to them. We say that they are “charming” or have a certain “magnetism” (these are both synonyms according to my computer). Charisma can be sought but not bought, it can be copied or mimicked, but not very successfully. Either you have it or you don’t.

Charisma comes from the greek root word Charis, which is translated “grace” throughout the new testament. To describe someone biblically as being a charismatic or full...

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