Undivided [First Corinthians: Series Seven] - "Growing in Maturity Part 2" [Ryan Ashley]
Joel 2:28-32a, Acts 2:1-6, 1 Corinthians 14:1, 3, 23-26, 29-33
1 Thessalonians 5:19-21, 1 Corinthians 14:34-39
“Speaking what God spontaneously brings to mind.”
“The word prophecy, as used by Paul in 1 Corinthians, refers generally to speech that reports something that the God spontaneously brings to mind or reveals to the speaker but which is spoken in merely in human words not words of God.”
ESV Study Bible
“It is a word form the Lord through a member of his body, inspired by the Spirit, and given to build up the rest of the body.”
“Prophecy is not a sermon by 21st century standards, it was a spontaneous utterance prompted by the Spirit and based on a sudden, uncontrived, revelation from God.
1. The prophecy Paul talks about in the NT is not the same thing as the prophets in the Old Testament.
2. We are to weigh the prophecy
3. Prophecy played a vital, central role in the life of the Early Church.