The Pastor’s Desk

PRAY WITH THE SPIRIT AND UNDERSTANDING

1Co 14:13-17  “Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and … Continue reading PRAY WITH THE SPIRIT AND UNDERSTANDING

EXCEL TO THE EDIFYING OF THE CHURCH

1Co 14:9-12  “So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. Therefore if I know not the … Continue reading EXCEL TO THE EDIFYING OF THE CHURCH

EDIFYING OURSELVES, OR EDIFYING THE CHURCH

1Co 14:4-8  “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Now, brethren, if I come … Continue reading EDIFYING OURSELVES, OR EDIFYING THE CHURCH

FOLLOW AFTER CHARITY

1Co 14:1-3  “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.” As disciples … Continue reading FOLLOW AFTER CHARITY

WE SEE THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

1Co 13:11-13  “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know … Continue reading WE SEE THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

CHARITY NEVER FAILS

1Co 13:8-10  “Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.” In … Continue reading CHARITY NEVER FAILS

CHARITY SUFFERETH LONG AND IS KIND

1Co 13:4-7  “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” Poets and … Continue reading CHARITY SUFFERETH LONG AND IS KIND

THOUGH I SPEAK WITH THE TONGUES OF MEN AND OF ANGELS

1Co 13:1-3  “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have … Continue reading THOUGH I SPEAK WITH THE TONGUES OF MEN AND OF ANGELS

COVET EARNESTLY THE BEST GIFTS

1Co 12:29-31  “Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.” Paul has presented a compelling argument for the unity of the … Continue reading COVET EARNESTLY THE BEST GIFTS

NOW YE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST

1Co 12:26-28  “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, … Continue reading NOW YE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST