Rules for Prophecy and Speaking in Tongues Part 1

This blog post is a continuation of a miniseries on the spiritual gifts. If you’ve missed the previous posts, you can begin the miniseries here. We’ve been following Paul’s thought flow about worship, specifically the spiritual gifts within worship. He has already covered preliminary principles for the gifts, the nine…

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What Are the Greater Gifts Christians Should Seek?

How should a Christian balance between focusing on gifts they currently have and eagerly desiring the “greater gifts”? Three times throughout explaining the spiritual gifts, Paul tells Christians to “eagerly desire the greater gifts” (1 Corinthians 12:31; 14:1, 39). Each of the commands to earnestly seek the gifts is slightly…

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What Is the Restrainer in the End Times in 2 Thessalonians?

What will the withdrawing of the restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 2:6 look like as you understand the process? The Restrainer is a very interesting, almost cryptic, passage tucked away in Paul’s teaching to the Thessalonians on the man of lawlessness. To understand who or what the Restrainer is, we need…

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