Spiritual Gifts part 371: Never fall asleep in Bible class!

1Co 12:28; Eph 1:18-23; Act 20:6-12; Col 1:9-12; Joh 14:10-12

ROMANS-489-130217 - length: 77:25 - taught on Feb, 17 2013

Class Outline:

John Farley
February 17, 2013

Spiritual Gifts Part 371:
Never fall asleep in Bible class!

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 7.
Temporary spiritual gifts

Foundational gifts

The temporary spiritual gifts of apostle and prophet were foundational; EPH 2:20.

EPH 2:20
having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,

Sign gifts

c. The third temporary gift is that of miracles, HEB 2:4

The gift of miracles was the unique ability to accomplish supernatural works of power.

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).

Peter performed miracles which brought him a hearing - an audience.

The purpose of the gift was to draw attention to the message - not attention to the man or the miracle itself,
2CO 12:12;
1CO 12:10,28.

In ACT 9:36-42, Peter raised Dorcas from the dead.

ACT 9:42
And it became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind by Paul, ACT 13:4-12.

ACT 13:12
Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.

ROM 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.