The apostle Paul wrote, “Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel” (1 Corinthians 14:12). It would seem some of the Christians in Corinth had neglected to understand the purpose of spiritual gifts. God designed the worship services so saints, while worshiping Him, could be edified or built up by the Word. God did not design worship services to serve the purpose of Christians “performing” miraculous gifts and “showing off” in front of other Christians. Whether a person had the gift of speaking in tongues or the gift of prophecy, in the end, the goal was to teach God’s word.
On today’s Truth Factor Discussion, we will continue our study through 1 Corinthians, starting in chapter 14, verse 12. While the context of this chapter addresses a spiritual problem within the church in Corinth, there are certain truths which Christians of today can factor into their lives and worship.
Due to a prior commitment, Thomas will be absent from today’s study. We have invited Eric Reynolds, who preaches for the South Fayetteville church of Christ, in Fayetteville, Tennessee, to join the study as today’s guest host.
We hope you can join us today and help us factor the Truth of God’s word into our daily lives.
Have a wonderful day!