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Master of Divinity (M.Div)


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 11:30; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Corinthians 13:10-12; 1 Corinthians 14: 2-40; 1 Corinthians 3:1; Acts 1:4,5; Acts 2:33; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 8:20; Ephesians 4:11; Isaiah 28:11-12; John 4:1-3; John 4:18-19; Luke 11:13; Romans 12;


In the material recorded in Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthian congregation, the reader comes into contact with what Paul refers to as charismata, or spiritual gifts. Chapter 14 of this Epistle concentrates on two of these charismata, namely speaking in tongues and prophecy. Both are "utterance gifts", and from Paul's treatment of them, it seems that there is a definite link between them. Since we are currently experiencing an increasing element of "charismatic renewal" within our own denomination, and do not seem able to deal pastorally with it, it will be my purpose in this brief section to delve into each of these two gifts in respect to their contributions to the community of believers. This treatment will take place in regards to the unabused forms in which these gifts are to appear, as related in chapter 14 of I Corinthians.

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