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More Movement of the Holy, Less Confusion & Chaos
March 13, 2022

More Movement of the Holy, Less Confusion & Chaos

March 13, 2022

Two extreme Christian positions to steer clear of on the topic of the higher spiritual gifts.

  • EXTREME #1: The position.
  • EXTREME #2: The “Something is with a Christian who does not and the spiritual gifts” position.

I (TRY TO) LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD: The higher gifts are for – but they need be used in an , , and manner.

| 1 Corinthians 14:1-12 |

Key points to keep in mind for the appropriate usage of prophecy and tongues.

| 1 Corinthians 14:13-33 |

  • Tongues build up the while prophecy builds up the .
  • Any public tongues must be .
  • Any prophecies must be .
  • The larger the , the greater the need for .

Gifts done are from Heaven to a soul.

Proverbs 25:11-14 | 1 Peter 4:10-11 |

 


 

Small Group Questions

What Do You Think?

What struck a chord with you from Sunday’s service?

 

The Story of Your Life.

  1. On Sunday, Pastor Kyle talked about the gifts of prophecy and tongues from 1 Corinthians 14. How have you understood these topics throughout your life? In what ways has it changed over the years?
  2. If appropriate to share publicly, have a few folks share about a prophecy spoken over you that panned out to be true.

Digging Deeper in God’s Word.

  1. Romans 12:3-8 is another great biblical example to unpack as it relates to the topic of spiritual gifts. Read it together and answer the following prompts/questions.
    1. Have a few members of the group recap the main tenets using their own words.
    2. What does this passage tell us about God? Spiritual gifts? People?
    3. What do you think Paul meant in verse 6 that each person’s gifts would be used “in proportion to their faith”?
  2. In 1 Timothy 4:14, Paul tells young Pastor Timothy “Do not neglect the gift you have.” What a fitting reminder for all us to wholeheartedly serve God. One passage that really gets us thinking about this is Matthew 25:14-30. Read it together and answer the following prompts/questions.
    1. Have a few members of the group recap the main tenets using their own words.
    2. What does this passage tell us about God? Spiritual gifts? People?
    3. In light of this, is there anything you need to do differently?
  3. Finally, read each of the following verses one at a time and share any insights gleaned about all forms of giftedness in Jesus’ Church?
    1. Proverbs 25:11-14.
    2. 1 Timothy 4:12-15.
    3. 1 Peter 4:10-11.

Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have everyone share one thing someone else said during today’s discussion that stood out to you.
  2. Pray for one another.

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