If you swerve your car into a ditch, does it matter which side of the road you’re on? If your car is wrecked and your face is bloody, probably not. In the history of the church there have been many abuses and excesses that have been reacted to with even more abuses and excesses. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the devastating division between Word and Spirit. This is why we are beginning a new series, “Church Empowered”, seeking to be a church that loves the Holy Spirit and the Bible that He authored.
Together we will be going through 1 Corinthians 12 through 14, and our prayer is that Frontline will be a church filled with the Holy Spirit and submitted to the Bible. Every Christian has been gifted for mission and ministry. All of the gifts of the Spirit need to be used in a way that honors God’s Word. At the end of the day it’s all about Jesus. As Frontline grows in understanding the Bible and using the gifts the Spirit gives, we’ll be empowered to point more people to Jesus. This is going to be quite an adventure together.
Why does Paul bring gender into the discussion of the gifts in 1 Corinthians 14? How does that shape our understanding of the gifts, and of our God given roles, in the church?
Order in the church is needed if the gifts are going to be used in a healthy way. The question of how to test a prophetic word is answered.
Tongues is one of the most controversial gifts. In this sermon questions are answered and misconceptions are addressed.
The questions about prophecy are answered. What is prophecy and its purpose? Who can prophecy? What is the difference between someone with the gift of prophecy and a prophet?
Pastor David Adair helps the church take a new look at a well know scripture. Before 1 Corinthians 13 applies to marriage, it has everything to do with how we use our spiritual gifts in love for the common good.
In the church, each member is gifted and called, and every gift is needed by the whole community. Because of this, there is no room for either envy or pride.
Sam talks about his experience with the spiritual gifts and takes questions about their use in the church body today.
What does the Bible say in 1 Corinthians 12 about the spiritual gifts? What are they, and who can have them?
There is no such thing as an ungifted, unneeded Christian. All believers have been gifted for the common good.
Before explaining the gifts, Paul reminds us of what it truly means to be Spirit filled.