Three types of gifts: 1.Manifestation Gifts (1 Cor. 12) 2.Motivational Gifts (Rom. 12:6-8) 3.Ministry Gifts (Eph. 4:12-13)
Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor. 12) 1.Message (word) of wisdom 2.Message (word) of knowledge 3.Faith 4.Gifts of healing 5.Miraculous powers 6.Prophecy 7.Distinguishing (discerning) of spirits 8.Tongues 9.Interpretation of tongues
Purpose of God’s gifts: 1.Glorify Christ 2.Edify believers 3.Witness to unbelievers
The Church at Corinth Marked by pride instead of love Emphasized Gifts above Fruit
True & False Prophets: How to Tell the Difference Next Week…
The Church at Corinth Marked by pride instead of love Emphasized Gifts above Fruit Tongues as trophy of spirituality Chaotic & disorderly Insensitive to unbelievers in midst
1 Corinthians 14 Selfishness & showmanship vs. Love (edifying others) & order (submission)
Jude 20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most pray in the Holy Spirit holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:26-27 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us the the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Ephesians 6:18 pray in the Spirit And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 Cor. 14:31-21 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
Prophetic Etiquette 1.If visiting, lay low 2.Leaders’ judgment is authority 3.Correction happens in private unless it’s blasphemous or blatantly wrong timing