GIFTS OF THE BODY: Gifts of the Spirit

GIFTS OF THE BODY:  Gifts of the Spirit
October 4, 2020
Preacher:
Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Paul repeatedly addresses issues related to the gift of tongues (12:10, 28, 30; 13:1; 14:2, 4-25), giving us reason to believe that those issues are especially serious in Corinth. In his lists of gifts (12:4-10, 28), he places the gift of tongues and their interpretation last. He devotes the first half of chapter 14 to counsel concerning the gift of tongues—much more space than he devotes to problems with other spiritual gifts. In that chapter, he says that the gift of prophecy is superior to the gift of tongues (14:2-5, 20-25). Elsewhere, he lists gifts without mentioning the gift of tongues (Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-12). So, I just want to be very clear to everyone here and everyone tuning...the gift of tongues is not THE gift.