The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We are to love one another in such a way that we will make sacrifices for each other denying ourselves of things we might want in order to benefit each other. Ultimately if we were called upon to do it, we should lay down our lives for each other.
I’ve thought about entitling my address, “Tongues and Prophecy without Controversy.” As much as I would have hoped this was the case I suspect it to be somewhat naïve. I doubt that I can explain this passage in such a way that will satisfy everyone. But I am going to try!
It’s sometimes surprising even shocking for people to finally realize the truth of 1 Corinthians 14:2. “For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God.”The spiritual gift of tongues is never a subset under prophecy. Tongues is never a message to people.
People will ask, “should you design the worship services for Christians or for non Christians?” I actually think that is a false dichotomy one that has been unfortunately created by people who have in some instances abandoned the gospel.