Pastor Luke Ahrens

Series: My Church Filled With God’s Power | The Power of Mutual Ministry

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:10b

1A) What is prophecy? Communicating an unplanned, revelatory message from God. (v.10b)

2A) Abuses of Prophecy:

• Encouraging rebellion against God; (Deut. 12:29-13:5)

• Claiming the wrong authority; (Deut. 18:15-22)

• Claiming the status of Messiah; (Deut. 18:15-22)

• Selfish, deceptive messages; (1Kg. 13:1-34)

• Speaking by means of the wrong spirit; (1Kg. 22:1-28)

• Inaccurate prophecy; (Acts 21:11)

• Ministry without love; (1Cor. 13:2)

• Failing to submit to Scriptural guidelines. (1Cor. 14:37-38)

3A) How to correct abuses…without creating new abuses:

• Test everything and everyone with Scripture; (1Thess. 5:21)

• Remove evil influences; (1Thess. 5:22)

• Delight in and study God’s Word; (Ps. 1)

• Reject a fearful outlook. (1Tim. 1:6-7)

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