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1 Corinthians 14. Principles concerning spiritual gifts. More about gifts from the Spirit

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1 Corinthians 14. Principles concerning spiritual gifts. More about gifts from the Spirit

1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? 17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

1 Corinthians 12. Spiritual unity of Believers. Gifts from the Holy Spirit

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1 Corinthians 12. Spiritual unity of Believers. Gifts from the Holy Spirit

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

1 Corinthians 8. Be sensitive to Conscience. Questions about food offered to idols

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1 Corinthians 8. Be sensitive to Conscience. Questions about food offered to idols

1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. 5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. 8 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; 11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Good Success (Sermon Note)

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Good Success (Sermon Note)

 

 

 

 

Introduction:

 

 

 

 

Success is relative and measurable. Even as Christians, there is a lot that we can do ourselves to aid our success in many areas. This is why our focus in this teaching is to examine the role of ideas and the importance of setting goals in the attainment of success. May the LORD Himself teach us through His Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Bible Passage: Genesis 11: 1-9 (Tower of Babel)

 

 

 

 

IDEA

  1. A plan for action, A design.
  2. A Visible representation of a conception.
  3. A formulated thought or opinion.
  4. It is all about image, conception, impression, mind’s eye, notion, picture, thought.

GOAL

  1. The terminal point of a race
  2. The end towards which efforts is directed, such as an AIM. Thus, in a football field, the goal is an area or object toward which players attempt to advance a ball to score points.
  3. It is all about aim, ambition, aspiration, dream, objective, purpose or target.
  1. A.    Success is an idea- 1 Corinthians 2:16
    1. A goal is an objective you want to achieve. A plan is a specific way of reaching that goal. Both goals and plans are IDEAS in your head.
    2. Everything you see around you in the world is an IDEA, and except where it is part of nature, it began as an idea in somebody’s mind. 1 Corinthians2:16, Christians have the mind of Christ.
    3. All tangible object began as goals, plans, or ideas in the minds of people.
    4. If your mind can see it, your hands can have it – Mark 9:23; Philippians 4:13

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. B.     Success begins by setting goals – Habakkuk 2:2
    1. Success is better attained when goals are set – Habakkuk 2:2
    2. Take it one step at a time – Isaiah 28:10
    3. Human beings started as an idea – Genesis 1:26. The idea of man thus was to replicate something in the IMAGE and likeness of God. The GOAL of making man is to have dominion on earth and all that is in it – Genesis 1:26-28.
    4. Faith as an idea, starts small (as mustard seed) with Salvation, later on it grows into Sanctification, Baptism in the Holy Spirit and then into power, for healing, to cast and conquer demons, for prosperity, etc, the ultimate goal being to make Heaven.
    5. Learn to start small and grow big, over time – Job 8:7; Ecclesiastes 7:8.
    6. Start with five goals and write them down. Pray over them – Proverbs 19:21.

 

 

  1. C.    Success involves determination – Genesis 11:1-9
    1. You can be what you determine – Genesis 11:3; Genesis 1:26; Genesis 11:6
    2. Determination can change even failure to success – 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
    3. Determination can keep you on the path of righteousness – Daniel 1:8
    4. Take stock of your abilities, your talents, inclinations, assets and strong points, which you can develop into something useful.
    5. Disciple your abilities for maximum usefulness – 1 Corinthians 9:27. Success demands foresight and industry, it responds to thoughts and care.
    6. Thorough preparation is imperative if we are to use our capabilities to the fullest – Luke 14:28-33.
    7. Have a definite sense of purpose. Don’t beat around copying people’s plan or allowing them to distract you – 2 Kings 2:1-22.
    8. Put your talents to work, because in using them, you develop them. Matthew 25:14-46
  1. Good success must be godly
    1. For success to be godly, motive must be right – 2 Chronicles 25:2.
    2. Good success must accord with the Will of God – Isaiah 14:12-16.
    3. For success to be good, it must be holistic – 3 John 2; Mark 8:36

Conclusion: The Ultimate success of a believer is through Jesus Christ – John 15:5B (for without me ye can do nothing).

Altar Call: You need to have Jesus to succeed!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Christ is made unto us wisdom

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Christ is made unto us wisdom

 

But of Him (God) are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30)

The Bible says Christ Jesus is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

Wisdom!

“Christ is made unto us wisdom” means that Christ has become our wisdom. Therefore, we do not function with human wisdom but with an excellent wisdom. You see, a lot of Christians were never taught how to take advantage of that which Christ has made available to them. When you learn to take advantage of this excellent wisdom, you’ll always know the right thing to do.

The Bible says, “A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back” (Proverbs 26:3). The type of rod this scripture is referring to isn’t like the whip used on a horse; it’s referring to the whip of life. Many are whipped by different circumstances in life and suffer because of ignorance. They make terrible mistakes in their lives because they haven’t learnt how to take advantage of the wisdom of God. The more you put God’s Word into your spirit, the more you dig into that wisdom and avail yourself of its privileges and advantages; you’ll begin to function in it at home, in your academics, on your job, in your business, and in your finances.

A life that is void of the wisdom of God will be full of afflictions and sufferings. But when you begin to function with it, you’ll walk out of every affliction. God knows every wrong step you could take and He would guide your steps from making any of them through this wisdom. So you see, you don’t have to make the blunders anymore; you can be more certain of your choices in life. Avail yourself of that wisdom today and walk through life victoriously!

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father! I thank You for anointing me with the wisdom of Christ, for as many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Teach me to apply my heart to this wisdom and also to submit to its authority in my life, in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Secret To A Dynamic Christian Life!

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The Secret To A Dynamic Christian Life!

When you face challenges, get into your closet and speak in tongues!

For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God: for no man understands him; howbeit in the spirit he speaks mysteries (1 Corinthians 14:2)

Sometimes when you’re speaking in other tongues, you’re not only talking to God, you’re also issuing instructions to angels. Notice that the Apostle Paul didn’t say when you speak in tongues, no angel understands, but that no man understands. You’re speaking mysteries to God – words which cannot be uttered in articulated language, hence cannot be understood by the natural mind.

That’s what the Apostle Paul refers to as the tongues of angels. At that points, you’re talking to angels; you’re speaking in the realm of the spirit. For example, maybe you misplaced something and don’t seem to know where and how to find it, just pray in other tongues! As you do, your angels will receive instructions to go find it, and before long, that thing will show up.

Or maybe you sent an application to a certain organization for a job, contract or business deal; as you speak in other tongues, your angels will swing into action, ensuring that your application get into the right hands. They’ll see to it that you get what you’re asking for. Perhaps, it is money that you need; begin to speak in other tongues and your angels will immediately get to work, causing the money you need to come to you by free course. You can’t pray in tongues consistently everyday and be broke; it’s not possible!

I challenge you to take time to speak in other tongues every day. Do it consistently like Paul, who said “I speak with tongues more than ye all” (1 Corinthians 14:18). When you face challenges, get into your closet and speak in other tongues. That’s how to mount pressure on the adversary; that’s the secret to a dynamic Christian life.

Prayer:

Thank You Heavenly Father for granting me utterance in the Spirit, so that I may communicate with You by speaking divine secrets. As I speak in tongues, angels are receiving instructions to minister for me in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Body Of Christ

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The Body Of Christ

 

 

 

 

 

READ: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

 

 

 

 

 

Those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. —1 Corinthians 12:22

The number of people who run a business out of their homes is in the millions. But some have found that working alone can be a little too lonely. To give these lonely ones a community, “co-working” spaces have been designed. Large facilities are rented out where people working by themselves can share space with others. They have their own work area but can exchange ideas with fellow independent workers. It’s for those who feel they can work better together than they do alone.

Sometimes Christians think they work better alone. But we are meant to work together with others in the church. Every Christian has been placed into “The Body Of Christ” (1 Cor. 12:27). And the Lord desires that we take part in fellowship with a local community of believers—using our spiritual gifts and working together in His service.

Yet for various reasons, some aren’t able to join in. Because of health issues, they may be shut in at home or may not know how to fit in at church. Yet they are a needed part of the body (vv.22-25). That’s when others can meet their need for togetherness. Let’s do our part so that others may feel they’re an integral part of the community of faith. We work better together than alone. —Anne Cetas

Thinking It Over

What can you do to help others feel a part of your church
community? Visit, pray with them, read Scripture together,
drop a note, or invite them to join you in serving others.

 

 

 

 

 

Fellowship builds us up and binds us together.

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!