Today we look at Paul's argument of how love is the more excellent way to live because it is eternal, compared to the temporal spiritual gifts. As he corrects the thinking of the Corinthians, we too need to acknowledge what we prop up in place of love in our life.
Today we look a little closer at the body motif that Paul uses to describe the church and the desired oneness that God has for believers. Oneness is achieved through the Spirit and it is diverse. The Body is made up of many smaller parts functioning as a whole. The church needs to be the same way.
Today we talk about the last two gifts in the list for 1 Cor. 12, the Gift of Tongues and the Interpretation of Tongues. Both are not exhaustive, but we expand to passages beyond Acts 2 to dive a little deeper into the understanding of Tongues
The ability to distinguish between the spirits, commonly known as the gift of discernment is something much needed in this age of subjective truth. The enemy is hard at work trying to deceive the follower of Christ, to draw them away from Him. We need to continue to improve our walks in order to deepen our understanding and reliance on Him, and not ourselves, or others.
The gift of prophecy can be controversial as people look to the extreme sides of the gift. But when you look at the purpose that Paul lays out, we find many of us are actually using this gift more than we think, we just may call it something else.
The gift of knowledge is something that God has used through history to reach people. The word of knowledge expresses a truth of God and it is more than just facts and information. It is an encouragement and warning designed to draw people closer to himself.