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Is speaking in tongues necessary? This question probably comes out of the understanding that Paul relegated it to lesser than prophecy because it requires interpretation in a public meeting. It doesn’t help that we can’t understand what we say when … Continue reading
What’s the difference between the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gift of speaking in tongues? Let’s make some clarifications and define our terms to make it easier for us to answer this question. Definitions The baptism in the … Continue reading
This is the final post in my miniseries explaining the spiritual gifts from 1 Corinthians 12-14. If you’ve been missing out, you can start with the first post here. Let’s pick up with the second half of 1 Corinthians 14. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading