Concerning Spiritual Gifts – 7 Spiritual Gifts and Worship Part 2

Concerning Spiritual Gifts – 7 Spiritual Gifts and Worship Part 2

This week Pastor Tommy concludes the study of Spiritual Gifts. He is teaching from the second half of 1 Corinthians 14 as we explore how the gifts for worship are to be applied in an orderly manner that is pleasing to God.

Dear brothers and sisters, don’t be childish in your understanding of these things. Be innocent as babies when it comes to evil, but be mature in understanding matters of this kind.    1 Corinthians 14:20

It is written in the Scriptures: “I will speak to my own people through strange languages and through the lips of foreigners. But even then, they will not listen to me,” says the Lord. 22 So you see that speaking in tongues is a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is for the benefit of believers, not unbelievers.   1 Corinthians 14:21

Even so, if unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your church meeting and hear everyone speaking in an unknown language, they will think you are crazy. 24 But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say. 25 As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you.”   1 Corinthians 14:23-25

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.   Romans 10:17

Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you.    1 Corinthians 14:26

No more than two or three should speak in tongues. They must speak one at a time, and someone must interpret what they say. 28 But if no one is present who can interpret, they must be silent in your church meeting and speak in tongues to God privately.   1 Corinthians 14:27-28

Let two or three people prophesy, and let the others evaluate what is said. 30 But if someone is prophesying and another person receives a revelation from the Lord, the one who is speaking must stop. 31 In this way, all who prophesy will have a turn to speak, one after the other, so that everyone will learn and be encouraged. 32 Remember that people who prophesy are in control of their spirit and can take turns. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.    1 Corinthians 14:29-33

For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater burden on you than these few requirements    Acts 15:28

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and don’t forbid speaking in tongues. 40 But be sure that everything is done properly and in order.  1 Corinthians 14:39-40


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