1 Corinthians 14
- Prophesying (=Preaching) is a Spiritual Gift. It is not just a skill to master like public speaking or effective communication. Prophesying is given by God for the purpose of building up the Church – strength for the believer, and salvation for the unbeliever.
- “When [believers] come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.” (1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV) and “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.” (1 Corinthians 14:29 ESV) Great reminders for Dgroups / Small Groups.
- Men should speak up and take responsibility in leading. Don’t be lazy, timid or fearful.