Spiritual Gifts, Part 1 (1 Corinthians 12:1-3) - 7/24/22
No one can doubt that God is still in the MIRACLE business. The question for us today is what role the Miraculous Gifts have in the church today.
Two major schools of thought in regard to the miraculous gifts in the church today.
God continues to give miraculous spiritual gifts to the church
God has ceased to give miraculous spiritual gifts to the church
As with most things:
People within the church have different views
People camp out in the extremes
Bible believing Christians can have a difference of opinion.
Where I have problems within the continuationism movement:
Teaching that a person must speak in tongues to be a spirit-filled Christian.
Worship that is not orderly 14:26-40
It is God’s will for people to be wealthy, healthy, and prosperous.
Leans more to experience and emotion.
Scripture plus my I have experienced.
Today is an introductory sermon as we consider the next several passages. We will utilize these 3 verses to lay a foundation for us to build upon.
Believers can be saved yet live unwisely
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brother
They may have not been acting properly, but he considered them believers.
We need to take our “living” the Christian life very seriously.
Daily growing and changing… MATURING
Believers need to consider what they believe
I do not want you to be uniformed
We are indwelt with the Spirit at conversion
We are filled with the Spirit as we mature in our spiritual life
Yield to what is there
Not a new work
Believers should pursue truth
When you were pagans
Eph 2:2 – Once were
Of the devil
Follow untruth. A lie
Test the Spirits
One of the issues I see today is “self-authenticating”
I know what I have experienced
Emotions and Experiences rule the day
My feelings over facts, truth, the Bible
The Truth is crucial
Acknowledgement of Jesus Christ
Truth of the Gospel
NOT JUST JESUS, BUT THE BIBLICAL JESUS
ALL OF SCRIPTURE
NO ONE CAN SAY – JESUS IS LORD
Apart from the Spirts work… We are dead in our trespasses and sin. People do what they do because of who they are and who they follow. It is only by the Spirit of God that our minds and hearts are transformed.
Growing in the Spirit
Word, Prayer, Worship, Sharing, Serving