Speaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Practice Body Life God’s Way
Scripture Text: I Corinthians 12:27-31
I. Plan - v. 27-28
II. Problem - v. 29-31a
III. Promise - v. 31b
II TIMOTHY 1:11
...for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
I CORINTHIANS 14:1
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
SCRIPTURE TEXT—I CORINTHIANS 12:27-31
Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? But earnestly desire the greater gifts.
Sermon length: 39:17