The Need for Orderly Participation in the Worship Service

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:26-33 Theme: Everything done in the church should edify others, not bring chaotic confusion. Key verses: “How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, as a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.” (v. 26) ...

The Place of Tongues in the Church

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:13-25 Theme: God gave the gift of tongues for non-believers — not to be exercised among other believers. Key verses: “Therefore let him who speaks pray that he may interpret.” (v. 13) “I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding.” (v. 15) “I thank God I ...

The Priority of Edifying Others

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:1-12 Theme: Our greatest desire and purpose in worship should be to edify and exhort others in the Church. Key verses: “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.” (v. 1) “He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, ...

Major on Love

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:27 – 13:13 Theme: Nothing else matters if we don’t love. Key verses: “…eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.” (12:31) “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong…If I have ...

The Truly Special Ones

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 Theme: We should treat those in the Body who don’t seem so special as the truly special ones. Key verses: “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.” (v. 12) “But in fact God has ...

Spiritual Gifts Should Profit

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Theme: Spiritual gifts are given in order to profit the entire body. Key verses: “The manisfestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” (v. 7) “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” (v. 11) ...

Many Gifts — Same God

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Theme: The same God works through each of our individual gifts to accomplish His purpose. Key verses: ‚ÄúThere are a diversity of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all ...

Getting Dangerously Carried Away

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3 Theme: Some in the Corinthian church were allowing themselves to be controlled by demons in the name of Christianity. Key verses: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led…no one ...

Eating Disorder

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Theme: Eating the Lord’s Supper in the wrong way can be disastrous. Key verses: “Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of other, and one is hungry and another is drunk.” (v. ...