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Roots of the Faith - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12-14) (Part 2) - 3/13/24

Utterance of Wisdom

  • Ceased as utilized in NT – Direct Word from God to guide the church. (apply prophecy)

  • Local Church today – The application of biblical truth into the circumstances of life.

Utterance of Knowledge

  • Ceased as utilized in NT – Direct Word from God to provide insight to the church. (understanding prophecy)

  • Local Church today – Ability to discover and communicate the truths of Scripture.


  • Gift of seeing God at work and trusting in His divine will. Encouraging others to trust.


  • Gift has ceased – Divine ability to restore the sick to immediate health.

Working of Miracles

  • Gift has ceased – Divine ability to perform works of power… beyond the normal.


  • Gift has ceased – The receiving and communicating a direct Word from God to man.

  • Some view this as the gift of preaching the Word today.

Distinguish between Spirits

  • Gift has ceased – Discerning between true and false statements by people (prophecy).

  • Some view this as a gift of discerning true and false teaching within the church today. (Word of God is key)


  • Gift has ceased – The ability to speak in a real language to bring praise to God.  Not a holy utterance, but a real language.

Interpretation of Tongues

  • Gift has ceased – The ability to interpret the tongues… the real language.


  • Ceased – Men sent out from Christ to establish the church. Given the authority of Christ.


  • Ceased – Individuals who received and communicated a direct Word from God to the Church.


  • Take the word of God and explain it clearly and accurately. Instructs and motivates others to believe and obey.




  • Coming alongside others to help. Serving others in a physical way. Meeting the need of others.


  • Give guidance, steer, direct.  Direct the spiritual life and order of the church. (Accomplishing God’s will for His Church)


A cessationist is someone who believes that certain spiritual gifts, typically those of a more overtly supernatural nature, ceased to be given by God to the church sometime late in the first century AD (or more gradually through the course of the next few centuries). Cessationists do not deny that God can on occasion still perform miracles, such as physical healing. But they do not believe the spiritual gift of miracles or the gift of healing is given to believers today. Whereas “healing” still exists in the life of the church, “healers” do not. God’s people may still experience miracles, but God no longer empowers “miracle workers.”A continuationist, by contrast, is a person who believes that all the gifts of the Spirit continue to be given by God and are therefore operative in the church today and should be prayed for and sought after.Most cessationists and continuationists concede that at least some gifts continue and at least one gift has ceased. Cessationists believe that gifts such as teaching, evangelism, mercy, service, and giving are designed by God to continue until the end of the age. And many (perhaps most) continuationists believe that at least one spiritual gift, that of apostleship, has ceased or has been withdrawn from the life of God’s people. Needless to say, this latter point will depend entirely on how one defines apostleship and whether it is a spiritual gift or an office or perhaps an appointment to a particular kind of ministry.ZONDERVANACADEMIC.COM/BLOG/UNDERSTANDING-CESSATIONISM-FROM-A-CONTINUATIONIST-PERSPECTIVE

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