Sermons on Spiritual Gifts
1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Over and over again, Paul addressed issues that were dividing the Corinthian church and spiritual gifts were separating them into “haves” and “have nots” regarding the gift of tongues. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews Paul’s metaphor of the various members of the human body to show how each one who is gifted must use it to bring glory to God, regardless of how much, or how little, it impresses others.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14 The Corinthian church was experiencing disunity and Paul made it clear that spiritual gifts are given to support the common good. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches that the Holy Spirit apportions spiritual gifts diversely to support one body of believers just as they are baptized into one body.
1 Corinthians 12:10c The gift of speaking in tongues as demonstrated at the Pentecost in Acts Chapter 2 was important to the fellowship and discussion about the good works of God among the people of many languages who were in attendance. Pastor Rod Bunton clears up the confusion about the same gift of tongues described by Paul to the Corinthian church and those claimed to be in use today.
1 Corinthians 12:10b Is the gospel complete as God has revealed it in scriptures or does it need more, such as Pentecostal gifts and miraculous signs and wonders? Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his focus on the gift of prophecy and its popularity today.
1 Corinthians 12:10b Prophets were used by God throughout the Old Testament to progressively reveal previously unknown knowledge to man. They were also used by God to authenticate the message and works of Christ during his ministry on Earth. Pastor Rod Bunton tackles the gift of prophecy and its rise in popularity during the last century.
1 Corinthians 12:10a People love the idea of miracles and are often ready to accept that unexpected events must be the supernatural work of God. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the difference between God’s providence and true miracles and why they exist.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Paul addressed several areas where the Corinthian church were confused about spiritual gifts, which are given by the Holy Spirit in order to build up and serve the church. Pastor Rod Bunton starts examining the first three gifts described by Paul using this text and other supporting passages.
1 Corinthians 12:1-3 The Corinthians didn’t understand spiritual gifts and they were misusing them; this is also a modern day problem in Christianity. Pastor Rod Bunton starts digging deeper into spiritual gifts by looking at how the Corinthians were misusing them and how that compares to today.
1 Corinthians 12-14 The Corinthian church was very experienced with spiritual gifts but they were ignorant about about them doctrinally. Before diving into the details in the coming weeks, Pastor Rod Bunton provides an overview of the topic of spiritual gifts covered in chapters 12 through 14.