Understanding Spiritual Gifts: A Verse-by-verse Study of 1 Corinthians 12-14

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Robert L. Thomas
Kregel Academic, 1978 - Religion - 299 pages
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This thorough study of spiritual gifts will help Christians understand their God-given gifts and how they should use those gifts in the church. Thomas explains each gift, examining them in the light of the Word. He also deals with the issues concerning the source, purpose, and nature of spiritual gifts. Understanding Spiritual Gifts will give readers new insight into how their gifts can be used for God's glory and service.

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Preface to the Second Edition
The Triune God 12411
A Spiritual Body 121231a
Love 1231b1313
Edification 14136
Prophecy Rediscovered? A Review of The Gift
New Testament Canonicity
The Eighteen Spiritual Gifts
How to Discover and Use Your Spiritual Gifts 205
Select Bibliography of Works Cited
Subject Index

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Page 53 - God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another.
Page 79 - And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, " for the equipment of the saints, for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, " until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ...
Page 67 - If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge ; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Page 50 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 76 - For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
Page 42 - I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper that He may be with you forever. That Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not behold Him or know Him, But you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
Page 40 - For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body : so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body ; is it therefore not of the body?
Page 71 - Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Page 46 - Because I am not the hand, I am not the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

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