Gift of tongues â€“ Spirit-given ability to speak human languages to God which are unknown to the speaker.
Gift of prophecy â€“ Spirit-empowered teaching and application of Scripture.
1) Words must be understandable to build up the church â€“ vv6-11.
2) When members come seeking to build up the church â€“ v12.
3) Minds must be engaged to build up the church â€“ vv13-19.
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
-Why was the gift of tongues not edifying the church in Corinth?
-How is the gift of prophecy much more valuable than tongues in building up the church?
-How is God glorified by the church being built up?
-Other passages to consider: Ps 34:1-10; 96; 105:1-6; 118:1-4; Eph 4:7-16; Col 3:12-17; 1 Pet 2:9-10; Rev 7:9-12.
-What could we do to make our worship services more understandable?
-What would help you stay focused during our gatherings?
-How can you build up others in their faith?
-What can you be doing to prepare and seek to build up the church?
Jathan Newton was born and raised in Indianapolis. God saved Jathan at a young age through the preaching of the gospel and instruction of his parents. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he met and married Melissa. During Jathanâ€™s college years, God...