Act 20:6-12; Rom 5:5-11; Joh 9:1-5; Rom 8:31-32; Col 1:9-12.
ROMANS-490-130220 - length: 61:56 - taught on Feb, 20 2013
The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts
the word of wisdom
the word of knowledge discerning of spirits
interpretation of tongues
Temporary spiritual gifts
The temporary spiritual gifts of apostle and prophet were foundational; EPH 2:20.
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
The gift of miracles was the unique ability to accomplish supernatural works of power in order to draw attention to the message.
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.
In ACT 9:36-42, Peter raised Dorcas from the dead.
And it became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind by Paul, Acts 13:4-12.
Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.
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.
In ACT 20:6-12, Paul raised Eutychus from the dead.
Eutuchos; well-fated, i.e. fortunate
What must it have been like for the loved ones who brought their lame or disturbed out in the desperate hope that they might be healed?
Sometimes we ask, “Why me?”.
Other times, we supply our own answers.
Then the guilt and the shame and the fear pour in.
these people not only brought their loved ones to God’s man …
…they also brought their own personal shame to the apostle - the one who preached Christ.
God wiped out their guilt and shame that day. It wasn’t the miracle that did it. It was the message He gave them.
Bring whatever it is about you that you are still most ashamed of to this great big God of ours.