Great Sermon! I Agree with Stephanie on this. If you read the Scripture in context,That which is perfect refers to "Then Face to face" with Jesus Christ. However, I still Love your messages, and pray for your family and church. I believe the gifts have been terribly misused and abused. But I've seen and been a part of the true gifts in operation, -albeit "30 years" ago when there was revival. Now there is a falling away.
1 more Question Also one more question on 1 Cor. 12:8 about knowledge ceasing - are you saying that as a pastor and preacher that you have never received any knowledge or revelation of scripture to feed and preach to your congregation?
I enjoy listening to your sermons, very instructive - I am asking because these are the questions that popped into my head as I was listening to your sermon today- Lord bless you and please if you have time email me at [email protected] I don't have facebook so this is the only way I can ask these questions. Thanks so much!
Questions! I have a few questions for you Pastor Reg - 1 Cor. 13:8-10 you spoke how "that which is perfect" is when the bible was completed-what about verse 12 the second part - "face to face" Could you imagine that "that which is perfect" is referring to the "face to face" which is when we will see Jesus face to face and will know even as we are known? Wouldn't that which is perfect be referring to the return of Jesus then?
Also - in Eph. 4:12-14 says that prophets were give for the perfecting of the saints and edifying of the body of Christ UNTIL we all come in unity of the faith and unto a perfect man unto the fullness of Christ - so do you think the saints are perfect and do not need edifying anymore? Do you think the church is as a perfect man and at the fullness of Christ? Verse 14 and 15 says not to be like children (1 Cor. 12:11 children), but Paul even says "may grow up into him in all things" Even Paul recognized that there was still some growing to do for the early church- do you think the church now does not need to grow up into Christ, but do you think the church is already now at its state at the full stature of Christ?