Are miracles still applicable today? What is the use of spiritual gifts in the life of the church? Have all the spiritual gifts ceased after the Apostles died? In this passage, the Apostle Paul explains the importance and the purpose of Spiritual gifts and how they are to be exercised in the context of a local church.
In this passage, we learn the duties of a Christian Preacher. This is not just applicable to seminary students, pastors and scholars, but this is applicable to lay Christians as well. It’s applicable to Christians, because they’re called to protect themselves and others in the church from false teaching or even teachings that may not be related to the message of salvation. Christians are called to evaluate a Preacher’s preaching, because it’s only through proclaiming Jesus Christ and Him crucified can a person be saved, and this is the only way can a Christian grow spiritually. Gospel must be at the center of every faithful preaching.
Christians leaders need to feed the sheep with sound doctrine. When Christian leaders succumb to unbelief, the church suffers. How can we prevent the church from slipping into apostasy? This sermon answers this question.
In this sermon, Pastor Venkatesh explains how the Kingdom of God advances despite adversity. Despite the temptations of Satan, despite the beheading of John, the kingdom of God still progressed through the coming of Jesus Christ.