Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25

Building Up the Church

Tongues – languages (foreign)
Prophecy – revealed message from God

v. 12 Excel in building up the church

Benefits of Prophecy (God’s Word)

2 Peter 1:2-3
2 Timothy 3:15-17

1. Upbuilding – 2 Cor. 3:18
2. Encouragement – Eph. 4:29
3. Consolation – 2 Cor. 1:4

Sign for Unbelievers

Don’t be immature
Isaiah 28:11-12
Tongues are a sign for unbelievers
No value for believers or the church
Cessation means ending

Take Aways

  • Are you using your spiritual gifts to build up, encourage and console others?
  • Do you believe these sign gifts are still needed for today?
  • Do you look for messages from God outside of the Bible?
  • Are you listening to preachers or books that teach you to look for signs?
  • Have you trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior?