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The Church Gone Wild || Week 8

August 18, 2019|



27 Books –written in the first century

  5 Historical Books

  • 4 Gospels – Jesus
  • Acts – Church

13 Pauline Epistles

      Churches or Individuals

  9 General  Epistles 

      Various writers –Circular letters

An Epistle is a letter 

Epistles normally have -two themes – Belief  – Behavior


The Church at Corinth


Problems in the Church 

  • Divisions (Paul, Apollos, Cephas, Jesus)
  • Lawsuits  (Taking each other to public court)
  • Immorality
  • Misuse of Freedom (Eating certain foods)
  • Idols 


Public Worship Service

    • Background – Coming out and surrounded by Pagan Worship


  • 1. Women and Head  Coverings 11:1-16


  • 2. Lord’s Supper


Page 68 in Loop


17 But in the following instructions, I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part, 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk.”


1 Corinthians 11:17-21


23-30  Reminders and Instructions 


  1. Spiritual Gifts 


3 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.


1 Corinthians 12:3-11


4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.


Romans 12:4


27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.


1 Corinthians 12:27


Chapter 13- Love the more excellent way


1 Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. 3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. 6 Now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching? 


1 Corinthians 14:1-6


23 “If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.”


Mentions of tongues


Acts 2 -The Day of Pentecost Jews

Acts 10 -The Conversion of Cornelius- Caesarea Gentiles 

Acts 19 –  Ephesus  


John Piper on tongues

There Must Be Order in Worship


26 What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. 27 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. 28 But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.”

40 But all things should be done decently and in order.


Worship – Giving of Worth – God is worthy of all I have



  • It is more than a Sunday experience

It is a daily practice


“Worship is our response, both personal and corporate, to God for who He is, and what He has done; expressed in and by the things we say and the way we live.”  

“It’s not the elements of our worship that are awesome. It’s the object of our worship Who is awesome.”


It is the essence of all I do.

“It’s easy: You simply follow the trail of your time, your affection, your energy, your money, and your allegiance. At the end of that trail you’ll find a throne; and whatever, or whoever, is on that throne is what’s of highest value to you. On that throne is what you worship.

Louie Giglio



“You only have one life. And you only have one life of worship. You have one brief opportunity in time to declare your allegiance, to unleash your affection, to exhault something or someone above all else. So don’t waste your worship on some little god, squandering your birthright on idols made only with human imagination. Guard your worship. And carefully evaluate all potential takers.”

  1. Miraculous Gifts
  2. Enabling Gifts
  3. TEAM Gifts