Contributed on Sep 3, 2004
An introduction to 1 Corinthians 12 and a series on Gifts of the Spirit. Spiritual things: how to discern whether they are from the Lord or not.
Gifts of the Spirit 1: Spiritual dynamics and Jesus being Lord 1 Cor 12:1-3. WBC 5/9/4am SPIRITUAL GIFTS? V1 Interestingly, the equiv of ‘Spiritual gifts’ does not appear anywhere in NT - sorry to distress you! - The word ‘Gifts’, spec ‘gifts of grace’ (Charismata, v4) does o More from ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2004
We are Christ’s body here on earth to continue His work. You have been prepared and specially crafted to be part of that body. (Sermon also has a slight diagression into when Gifts might be given)
Gifts of the Spirit 2: the body of Christ. 1 Cor 12:12-27 WBC 12/9/4am THE HAND Illustr: On Alice¡¦s (& Charlie¡¦s) birth Pam and I both spent time just gazing at them- and at their hands and feet! - hand (PPT): perfectly formed, in every way. Just smaller - ready & perfectly formed for ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2004
1) The three sources (of revelation) 2) The three standards (against which to measure it) 3) The three stages (at which error can creep in: revelation, interpretation, application)
Gifts of the Spirit 5- ¡§To another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits¡¨ 1 Cor 12:10 WBC 19/9/4 pm - How can I become more discerning about what is from God and what isn¡¦t? - How can I be wise about mistakes made in the prophetic yet completely open to what God might be ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2004
In this passage: does someone have the gift of healing, or is it God who gives a gift to the healed? What is healing? What are miracles?
Gifts of the Spirit 6: Harvest, healings and miracles WBC 26/09/04am 1 Cor 12:9,10 A Baptist preacher and his wife decided to get a new dog. Ever mindful of the congregation, they knew the dog must also be a Baptist. They visited kennel after kennel and explained their needs. Finally, they ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2004
A look at the difference between manifestations, ministries and offices’ of a certain gift, and whether we should desire and focus on certain gifts (as we are often encouraged to do)
Gifts of the Spirit 8: Gifts, ministries, offices and “greater gifts” 1 Cor 12:27-31 WBC 3/10/4pm GIFTS, MINISTRIES AND OFFICES (v27, 28) Paul has spoken about - not wanting them to be ignorant of ‘spiritual things’, the ‘spiritual dynamic’ and ‘what makes a person spiritual’ (v1) - He’s ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2004
A balanced look at the gifts and use of prophecy and tongues.
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT 9: PROPHECY AND TONGUES. 1 COr 14:1-12 WBC 17/10/04am LOVE (V1) You know- this (love ) really is the most important thing - many love the 1 Cor 13 bit- as a poem - as a kind of ¡¥add on¡¦, ¡¥balancer¡¦ But it¡¦s not - this is SCRIPTURE! - and it really IS true- you ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2004
How can we help spiritual experiences produce the fruit and goods for which God sent them? Experiences need to lead to Edification- and this happens by us applying our mind.
Gifts of the Spirit 10: “Out of your mind?” 1 Cor 14:13-17. WBC 31/10/04pm INTRO Could have entitled this: - how to make it last. How to make it bear fruit. How to make it count Ever wondered how the same move of God, same Spirit… same touch in a service (etc) can produce such different ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2004
A sermon covering the confusing bit about whether tongues & prophecy are signs for believers or unbelievers (v20-23) and then the power of prophecy bringing people to faith.
Gifts of the Spirit 11: the Power of prophecy. 1 Cor 14:20-33 WBC 7.11.04 pm INTRODUCTION Want to speak of the power of prophecy, tonight - that¡¦s what Paul is wanting to do in this bit of 1 Cor - starts by contrasting it with ¡¥uninterpreted tongues¡¦ (v20-23) o but in a way that can be ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2004
There is an early pattern for communal worship shown in this passage. It is quite different to how we do it, today, and really involves, equips and builds the body of Christ!
Gifts of the Spirit 12: “All involved worship”. 1 COr 14:26-33. WBC 14.11.04am Hymns For All Things: The Dentist’s Hymn:.....Crown Him with Many Crowns The Weatherman’s Hymn.....There Shall Be Showers of Blessings The Contractor’s Hymn:.....The Church’s One Foundation The Tailor’s ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2004
Should women remain silent in church? What is this passage really saying?
Gifts of the Spirit 13 “Women should remain silent?!”. 1Cor 14:33-40 WBC 28/11/04 am Well- guess who drew the short straw this week? - but it got you all here, eh? - What a way to finish a series on the Gifts of the Spirit! Actually- it IS a good way to finish, as I hope, this morning, ...read more