1 Corinthians 14:1-40
Five words can communicate so much if they are in a language that we can understand.
– I will build my church.
– Ye must be born again.
– Seek ye first the kingdom.
– Ask and you shall receive.
– I am with you always.
As we look over this chapter there are a lot of things here.
How to Speak
God has given us the gift of speech and communication. Along with this gift comes a responsibility.
1 Corinthians 13:1-2
We are to speak with charity. Love should be the motive behind all of our speech. Speak with love as God speaks with love.
We are also to speak with clarity. Use words to communicate that are clear in what they mean and clear in how they are spoken.
Jesus declared God’s word in a manner that was clear and understandable. Jesus words were powerful and convicting, once a group of men went to arrest Jesus and returned without him saying that they had never heard a man speak like Jesus.
What to Speak
Prophesy – speak forth God’s message.
Edification – constructive upbuilding words – Colossians 4:12
Who to Speak
We all speak.
This scripture is generally speaking mostly about who should speak during church services.
Speakers should speak in an orderly manner. All of us should come to church with a desire to speak encouragingly to one another. Maybe not during the service, maybe after the service.
1 Corinthians 11:1-34
Speakers who speak should have a love and respect for God’s word.