October 4th Service

Due to some technical difficulties, we do not have any recordings of the service for October 4th.

Here is an outline of Pastor Dennis Henn's sermon:


“Jesus Is Lord,” 1 Corinthians 12:1-14

Open:  The joy and embarrassment of presents.  Susan’s bird feeder [Ariel’s human artifacts].

            What shall we make of God’s gifts?  Do we use them?  Hide them?  Return them?

I.  The Common Good

   A. (v7) “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”

            1. Common good rather than personal amusement

            2. (v2) The Spirit vs. spirits and cult leaders [Jealousy vs. Jms 3:17]

            3. (v3) The Pauline test: Declaring, “Jesus is Lord!”  Is God glorified?  [1 Jn 4:2-3]


   B. (v12) “Just as the body is one and has many members so it is w/ Christ.”

            1.  We can’t all be hands or feet. We shouldn’t envy or feel insignificant.

            2. Romans 12:5, We “are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”

            3. (v13) “we were all baptized into one body . . . all were made to drink of one Spirit.”

II. Variety of Gifts

   A. (v4) “There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.”

            1. Admirable gifts: (v8) Wisdom and knowledge, (v9) Faith

            2. Cool gifts:  Gifts of healing and working of miracles

            3. Freaky gifts: Prophecy, discernment of spirits,glossolalia, interpretation of the tongues

   B. (v5) “There are varieties of service, but the same Lord”

            1. (v28) Apostles, prophets, teachers, miracle worker, healer, helps, administration

            2. Rom 12:6-8: prophecy, service, teach, exhort, contributing, leadership, mercy

   C. Trinitarian Completion: (v6) “There are different results [NET], but it is the same God”                     

Conc: Gift usage--Is the body’s health enhanced?  The placement value of 1 Cor. 13

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