God is a God of order.
Paul tells the Corinthians, and the modern day tongues movement, that if there is chaos and confusion while the gift of tongues is exercised, then it is not of God.
He then establishes the rules that are to govern the use of the spiritual gifts.
Listen to what the Word of God has to say about the practice of tongues and discover the history of the modern day tongues movement in this verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 14:26-40.
Why would God create the gift of tongues and then have Paul spend so much time talking about what a poor gift it is?
Paul answers this question by first talking about the limitations of speaking in tongues, and then he establishes the reason for the gift of tongues.
Listen and learn what the Word of God has to say about this spiritual gift that is so abused and misused in our world today in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Cor. 14:7-25.
In this lesson Paul completes his description of agape love, and then he compares it and the gift of prophecy to the gift of tongues.
He tells us of the permanence of agape love and how tongues fail.
He tells us of the supremacy of prophecy over tongues.
He tells us to desire that which is permanent and that which is of more value to the body of Christ.
Here what Paul has to say in this verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 13:8 to 14:6.
Listen and be blessed by the Word of God as we learn a description of Jesus Christ.
Paul describes the gift of love as the more excellent way. But this kind of love is more than an emotion. It is an act of will.
Love involves the heart, the mind, and the will.
Love is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Although we are to covet earnestly the best gifts, they are to be exercised in love, and only the Spirit of God can do that.
Love is the thing that needs to be added to every gift of the Spirit.
Without love your gift is worthless.
Paul describes this wonderful gift in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 13:1-7.
Listen to how the Word of God describes agape love and be blessed.
The spiritual gifts are designed by God to edify the body of Christ. Just as the various parts of the human body work together to accomplish the goals of the body, the members of the body of Christ are to utilize their various spiritual gifts to accomplish the goals of Christ for His church. Each gift is to work in unity with the other gifts.
Paul explains how this harmony is to work in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 12:14-31.
Listen to the blessing that the Word of God has for you in this study.
The source of all spiritual gifts is the Holy Spirit.
The unifying intelligence behind the gifts is the Holy Spirit.
The method of receiving the gifts is the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Paul explains all of these in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Cor. 12:10-13.
Listen as God's Word will enlighten your view of these wonderful gifts.
What is the difference between a talent and a spiritual gift?
How are they to be used differently?
How can you tell if someone's gift is from God?
In this verse-by-verse study of 1 Cor. 12:1-9 Paul describes how God grants to each believer a spiritual gift and how they are to be used.
Listen to what God's Word has to say about these gifts.