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Order In The Church (It's Still Not About You) (16 of 21)
Pastor Chris Brown
1 Corinthians 14:1-40
DEFINING THE TERMS:
Churchy words with simple definitions
Prophecy = A known language spoken to man.
Tongues = An unknown language spoken to God.
Edification = To build up.
Exhortation = To encourage.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS:
1 Corinthians 14:2-4, 13-19, Acts 2:11, 10:46, Romans 8:26-27
A prayer language between you and God.
For the believer's personal devotional life.
Still given by God to people today.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS NOT:
1 Corinthians 14:27-32, 37-40, 12:7-11, Romans 8:9-11
A gift every Christian has.
The sign that we have the Holy Spirit.
An uncontrollable behavior.
THE SIGN EVERY CHRISTIAN MUST HAVE!
1 Corinthians 14:1, 13:1-3, Matthew 5:43-48, John 15:9-17, 1 John 2:3-6, 3:10, 4:19-21
The greatest sign of spirituality is Love, not supernatural experiences.
TAKING IT HOME
We have spent the last 15 weekends digging through the book of 1 Corinthians and finding connections between Paul's message and our own lives. Chris wrapped up this message with another challenge to be "doers" of the Word and not just "hearers." With that in mind, the most important questions we can consider are...."Has it made a difference?" and "How have my actions changed toward others?" Spend a little time thinking about how you would answer these questions and be ready to talk about them in your Growth Group.
What would it take for you to more consistently apply James 1:22-24?
Growth Group Homework
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, what did you find most interesting, challenging or thought provoking?
1. It's clear that both exhortation and edification should be happening in a healthy church family. Can you think of a time when you were either "encouraged" or "built up" at church?
Do you tend to be more comfortable ...
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