Spiritual Gifts: God’s Grace To Believers For The Edification Of The Church – Part 5; Why I Am A Cessationist – Part 2

Spiritual Gifts: God’s Grace To Believers For The Edification Of The Church – Part 5; Why I Am A Cessationist – Part 2

Romans 12:3-8

You have a gift and the church needs you to use it
Colossians 3:12-17, Ephesians 4:16
Your commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ is directly tied to your involvement in the local church

Four principles related to  the giving of spiritual gifts
Part 1  –  The Attitude of spiritual gifts – Vs. 3
Part 2 –   The Diversity of spiritual gifts – Vs. 4-5
Part 3 –   The Practice of the spiritual gifts – Vs. 6
Part 4 – Why I am a Cessationist – Part 1
.                     1.  The authenticating purpose of miracles is to confirm God’s messengers and their message
.                     2.  The apparent loss of miraculous abilities
.                     3.  The temporary gift of apostleship

This week:  Part 5 – Why I am a Cessationist – Part 2
.                     4.  The right understanding of 1 Corinthians 13
.                             Verses 8 & 13 bracket the 3 abiding gifts of faith, hope and love
.                             There are 3 terminating gifts – prophecy, tongues and knowledge – vs. 8-11
.                     5.  The 7 specific requirements for tongues – 1 Corinthians 14 – tongue versus tongues
.                     .               a.  Must edify corporately, not individually – vs. 5
.                     .               b.  It must be a known language – vs. 9-11
.                     .               c.  There must be an interpreter present – vs. 13, 27-28
.                     .               d,  There must be an unbelieving Jew present – vs. 20-21
.                     .               e.  They must be spoken in the corporate assembly – 1 Corinthians 4:18-19, 23, 26, 28
.                     .               f.    Must be spoken in an orderly fashion – vs. 4:26-28
.                     .               g.   Must be no women speaking – vs. 4:34-35
.                     6.  The complete sufficiency of scripture – 2 Peter 1:19