1 Corinthians: Lessons from Paul on Spiritual Gifts
Author: Wendy Goubej
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Summary: Learn from Paul as he teaches the Corinthian Church about spiritual gifts.
What are Spiritual Gifts?
What does the term "spiritual gifts" actually mean? And what is God's purpose for giving His people spiritual gifts?
Temple of Apollo in Corinth. Source: aj bear on Flickr.
Understanding 1 Corinthians
Understanding the context of Paul's letter to the Corinthians will help us get a better grasp on its content.
1 Corinthians 12: Spiritual Gifts
Paul writes about the nature and use of spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12.
Source: Photo Dudes on Flickr
Defining the Spiritual Gifts
Learn the definitions and purposes of the spiritual gifts listed by Paul in his letters.
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Pagan Practices
The Corinthian Church was dealing with several issues in doctrine and practice, and it is in this context that Paul writes his letter.
Source: Thomas R. Stegelmann on Flickr.
A Lesson in Love
The whole reason the Holy Spirit gives gifts is for them to be used in love to bless Him and others.
CC Daniela Vladimirova on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielavladimirova/6340184069/in/photolist-7z7HW8-auTqf6-7YDnQr-93wYJM-7TkCWq-86udji-7BL9Ke-7mUqpk-aEg6Qr-8JEcZ4-auW6aE-aVpT9D-7xvK1k-5Vc9aY-auxedL-9TF835
Dealing with Tongues
In chapter 14 of 1 Corinthians, Paul goes into depth about the gift of tongues.
The Organization of 1 Corinthians 14 Part 1 The Organization of 1 Corinthians 14 Part 2 The Organization of 1 Corinthians 14 Part 3
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Prophecy: God's Guiding Gift
God shares His truth and love with us through His prophets. Learn about prophecy throughout history.
Why Prophecy? How God Communicates with His People The Role of the Prophet Testing the Prophets The Gift of Prophecy in "the Time of the End" A Prophet for the Remnant Applying the Test to Ellen White The Remnant The Lukewarm Church Through Christ We Can Overcome