by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 37 and 38 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 37: Concerning Spiritual Gifts - Part 2
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 12:1-11

I. The Use of Spiritual Gifts.

A. Gifts require correct evaluation.
1. Given by the Spirit. v. 4
Note: "pneumatikon", "charismata."

2. For ministries of the Lord. v. 4
Note: "diakonion."

3. Empowered by God. v. 4
Note: "energematon"

B. Gifts require careful identification.
1. Specific gifts for church office. v. 28 Also Romans 12; Ephesians 4
a. Apostles-purifiers of doctrine, pioneers.

b. Prophets-forthteller, foreteller of truth.

c. Teachers-instructors.

d. Evangelists-traveling presenters of evangel.

e. Pastors-overseers of congregation.

f. Rulers-those who "stand before."

2. Special gifts for Christian ministry.


Part 38: The Baptism of the Spirit
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 12:12-14

Baptism of the Spirit was predicted by John the Baptist (Mark 1:8), realized by the Lord Jesus (Acts 1:5), experienced by the disciples (Acts 11:15-17), and taught by Paul (1 Corinthians 12:13). But today it is clouded by controversy.

I. The "Charismatic" View of the "Baptism."

A. Outline of this view.
1. The Spirit works in conviction and regeneration.

2. That He works in Baptism.

3. The Baptism equips for a life of power and service.

4. The Baptism is confirmed by "glosalalia."

B. Origins of this view.
1. The disciples at Pentecost. Acts 2

2. The converts at Samaria. Acts 8

3. The conversion of Cornelius. Acts 10

4. The disciples at Ephesus. Acts 19

C. Objections to this view.

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