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Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy Gifts of the Spirit (recap): Presents of love from a loving Father to all his children for the benefit of the whole family

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy Gifts of the Spirit: for every Christian from God and for his glory for the benefit of others – in the church, and beyond (1 Cor.13:7 – ‘the common good’) cf. Eph. 4:7 – ‘to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it’

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of the Spirit: 1 Cor. 12:8-11 Miracles: Faith (v.9) Gifts of healing (v.9) Miraculous powers (v.10) Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of the Spirit: 1 Cor. 12:8-11 Sensitivity: (v.10) Discernment of Spirits Tongues Interpretation of tongues Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of the Spirit: 1 Cor. 12:8-11 Communicating God’s mind: Word of wisdom (v.8) Word of knowledge (v.8) Prophecy (v.10) Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of the Spirit: Eph. 4:11-13 Ministries Apostles Prophets Evangelists Pastor-teachers Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of the Spirit: Eph. 4:11-13 Ministries – and also gifts Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy P R O P H E T E V A N G E L I S T P A S T O R T E A C H E R A P O S T L E

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy Joel chapter 2 28 And afterwards, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. 30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. 32 And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; Acts chapter 2 (Peter) 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of the Spirit: Eph. 4:11-13 Prophecy: 3 keys Welcome Wisdom Weighing Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of Prophecy: 1 Cor 14 Prophecy: 3 keys 1) Welcome prophecy (1b, 5b) Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of Prophecy: 1 Cor 14 Prophecy: 3 keys 1) Welcome prophecy (1b, 5b) 2) Be Wise in handling prophetic words (26, 30-33) NB difference between the actual revelation (words, picture) the interpretation (what it means in reality) and the application (what should be done about it?) eg Acts 21:10ff. Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of Prophecy: 1 Cor 14 Prophecy: 3 keys 1) Welcome prophecy (1b, 5b) 2) Be Wise in handling prophetic words (26, 30-33) 3) Weigh what is said (29) – cf. 1 Thess 5:19-22 Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy : 

Gifts of Prophecy: 1 Cor 14 Prophecy: 2 tests Test of prophets/ prophecies in general Does the message bring glory to Jesus? Is what is said in line with Scripture? Does the speaker show evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in their life? Does what is said have the ring of truth about it, or if it’s saying something about the future, does it come true? Is it given humbly and in a spirit of love (is it open to scrutiny from others in the church?) Test of prophetic word for others: Does it build people up, encourage, or comfort? Being Part of the Body:- the Spirit’s present of prophecy

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