The Miraculous Sign Gifts

The Miraculous Sign Gifts

I Corinthians 12:4-11

Spiritual Gifts – Any ability that is empowered by the Holy Spirit and used in any ministry of the church (Grudem)

Romans 12 – Prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution (giving), leading, mercy

Ephesians 4 – Apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherd-teachers

I Corinthians 12:28 – Apostles, prophets, teachers, miracles, healing, helping, administrating, tongues

I Corinthians 12:8-10 – Wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, distinguish between spirits, tongues, interpretation of tongues

Cessation………Uncertain………Continues

Acts 14:3

John 2:11

I Corinthians 13:8

“Do not interpret the Bible by what you experience….Interpret your experience by the Bible”

5 Reasons the Miraculous Sign Gifts Ceased

1. History’s Testimony

2. Apostle’s Foundation is Finished

Ephesians 2:19-20

3. Experience Mismatch

v. 9-10

Acts 5:12-16

James 5:14-15

4. Bible is Finished

v. 10

The Gift of Prophecy
Preaching? Authoritative Divine Words? Personal Revelation?

God speaks today….
In Creation
Through His Son
The Written Word

II Timothy 3:16

Revelation 22:18

v. 10

II Thess 5:20-21

I John 4:1

5. Scripture is Sufficient

II Peter 1:3-4

Hebrews 4:12

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