1Co 14:26-33; 12:7; 13:2; Gal 5:22-23; Act 17:11-12; Rom 12:4-8; Eph 2:19-22; 4:7-16; Jam 3:13-18; Php 4:4-9.
1COR-46-200223 - length: 61:42 - taught on Feb, 23 2020
Neither one of these gifts - tongues nor prophecy - is in operation today.
Chapter 12 addressed the common good of the body of Christ as a whole.
Chapter 13 emphasized that all spiritual gifts must operate in love.
Chapter 14:1-25 taught that prophecy was superior to tongues.
Beginning in verse 26, he gave instructions to the saints at Corinth-
concerning how they ought to use their communication gifts when the saints gathered together for worship.
So these detailed instructions on tongues and prophecy are not applicable to our worship services today.
There are five enduring principles
at work here.
They ought to guide our conduct when
we come together as an assembly.
#1: All members of the body are gifted Each should have opportunity to use his gift to build up the church.
#2: Our services should be conducted properly and in an orderly manner. They should reflect the character of the Lord.
#3: The content of speech should be judged according to the word of God.
#4: Spiritual gifts are useless without love.
#5: All things are to be done for the edification of the church .
We begin with our communication gifts.
Psalm = song
Pastors and Teachers
We also need to make sure we do not exercise our gifts in a manner that results in confusion.
Rivalry and division
Coveting another’s gift
Dissatisfaction with one’s own gift
Seeking one’s own
God is not of confusion but of peace.
This is ALSO true inside each one of our hearts.
God does not want you to be confused or agitated.
He wants you to rest. He wants His peace to guard your hearts and your minds.