1 Corinthians 2:6-7 -- We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

1 Corinthians 14 Commentary of the Bible

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The Value of Prophecy  ( 1 Corinthians 14 )  Daily Devotion

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 1 Corinthians 14:1-3

Tongues and Prophesying  ( 1 Corinthians 14 )  Sunday Message

It struck me as I was preparing this study that tongues and prophesying are the two predicted signs of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, which is always the root of all New Testament doctrine, there are two passages which deal with the coming of the Holy Spirit. One is in Isaiah 28 and the other, in Joel 2, is the famous prediction quoted by Peter on the day of Pentecost. Isaiah predicts tongues; Joel predicts prophecy. These two signs were an indication of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

This "Tongues" Question  ( 1 Corinthians 14:1-37 )  Sunday Message

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This message centers around the question of tongues, and is but a part of the larger subject of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. I hope that you have come to appreciate and appropriate the Holy Spirit in your life. Many Christians live for years without a clear-cut awareness of their need of the Holy Spirit's ministry. I find that there are many Christians who feel they can get along all right without the Holy Spirit, or, at least, only need him in times of crisis or special pressure -- but this is not true. We need the Holy Spirit every single moment.

Speaking of Tongues  ( 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 )  Sunday Message

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Surely this subject of tongues is one of the most, if notthe most, controversial issues in the church today. Without a doubt it is one of the major eyebrow-raisers of modern times. Many are asking questions about it, and there is much that is written in this area. You cannot meet with any Christian group and start discussing any prominent Christian leader but the question, either voiced or unvoiced, arises, "Does he, or doesn't he?"

When you Come Together  ( 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 )  Sunday Message

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This morning we will be discussing, in Chapter 14 of First Corinthians, beginning with Verse 26, the answer to a question many are asking today: "When is the church really a church? Is it a church when it is gathering like this on Sunday morning, or is it still a church when it is scattered out in the highways and byways, in homes, in offices, in apartments, and shops?"

Should a Woman Teach in Church?  ( 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 )  

The social movements of every age seem to be used by God to force Christians to re-examine (and clarify) their understanding of what the Scriptures teach. Painful as they may be, every such re-examination results ultimately in stronger and clearer statements on the subjects in question than the church has ever had before. This is certainly the case in the matter of the woman's role in the church.