Pauls Epistles

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Unity and Variety of the Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his exposition of Paul's teachings on spiritual gifts. Dr. Johnson explains the difference between temporary and permanent spiritual gifts.

The Church — Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses Paul's definitive illustration of the church.

Exercise of Gifts in the Body

1 Corinthians 12:27-31

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds how the spiritual gifts of Christians should be exercised for the good of the Body of Christ, the church. Dr. Johnson also discusses the proper manifestation of the apostolic gifts.

The More Excellent Way

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins his exposition on the famous passage in 1 Corinithians about Christian love.

The Face of Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his discussion of Paul's definition of Christian love. Specific attributes of the love of God are examined.

Unchanging Endless Love

1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his lessons on 1 Corinthians 13. Dr. Johnson explains why love is assigned greater significance than faith and hope in the chapter's final verse.

Prophecy Superior to Tongues

1 Corinthians 14:1-5

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson further details the Apostle Paul's teachings concerning the spiritual gift of tongues. Dr. Johnson explains how the gift of tongues was not as desirable for the early church as the gift of prophecy.

Tongues and Intelligibility

1 Corinthians 14:6-19

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his lessons concerning the gift of tongues, explaining the Apostle Paul's instructions to the Corinth church about how an utterance should be interpreted.

Tongues Speaking in the Old Testament?

1 Corinthians 14:20-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson provides teaching on the use of tongues in the Old Testament.

Instructions – Tongues and Women

1 Corinthians 14:26-40

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson completes his discussion on the gift of tongues. Dr. Johnson provides his interpretation of Paul's instructions concering the participation of women in the church assembly.