1Co 12:28; Act 6:8; 8:4-13; 9:36-42; 13:4-12; 20:6-12; Joh 14:10-12.
ROMANS-487-130213 - length: 59:19 - taught on Feb, 13 2013
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The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts
Temporary spiritual gifts
The temporary spiritual gifts of apostle and prophet were foundational; EPH 2:20.
a. The gift of apostle.
b. Next is the gift of prophecy which was not a national leader like that of the Old Testament prophets.
having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,
c. The third temporary gift is that of miracles, HEB 2:4
God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
The gift of miracles was the unique ability to accomplish supernatural works of power.
Peter was CERTAIN that he would be able to perform this miracle. He performed it at will.
This temporary spiritual gift was designed for the pre-canon period of the Church Age to validate and to accredit the communication gifts, primarily the ministry of the apostles.
Philip the evangelist performed signs and wonders (Acts 8), as did Stephen when he was delivering his prophetic indictment of the Jews (Acts 6).
They couldn't go to the Old Testament to confirm the mystery portion of the New Testament doctrine.
Peter performed miracles which brought him a hearing - an audience.
In ACT 9:36-42, Peter raised Dorcas from the dead.
And it became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.