Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Preaching on the Gifts of the Spirit

At Redeemer on Sunday mornings we're preaching through the letters of Paul focusing on Pauline Christology. We're now in 1 Corinthians.

This Sunday morning I will preach out of 1 Cor. 12:1-11. This begins a section on the spiritual gifts, which Josh Bentley and I will preach, lasting until July 31.

At the heart of Paul's letter to the Corinthians is the issue of what it means to be "spiritual" (Greek pneumatikos). I think this is especially relevant today.

I think we've formed a good contextual understanding of the Corinthian letter. The spiritual gifts preaching should make sense and give us all new insights because of our shared contextual knowledge.