1 Corinthians 14:1-40 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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Prophecy and Public Worship
Questions for Study 10

1 Corinthians 14:1-40
Memory Verse: 24


I. Prophecy Better Than Speaking in Tongues (14:1-25)

1. What two things should Christian's desire? (1a) What is the gift of prophecy? (1b) What is speaking in tongues? (10; Acts 2:5-6) why is it the most desirable of the gifts? (2-4)

2. How can speaking in tongues be as important as prophecy? (5-6) Why was the Corinthian Christian practice of speaking in tongues all wrong? (7-8) How has some modern day congregations followed the Corinthian congregation's error? (9-11) How might one excel at a spiritual gift? (12)

3. If given speaking in tongues what should be my motive in doing it publicly? (13, 16) What should be recognized if done in private? (14-15) What did Paul personally practice? (18-19)

4. What kind of thinking should be part of the Christian life? (20) How does the word of God support the use of tongues and prophecies? (21-22)

5. Who should we consider when we conduct a worship service? (23-24) What should be the outcome of an unbeliever if he is brought or enters our worship service? (25)

II. Orderly Public Worship (14:26-40)

6. How did personal enthusiasm get out of control in the Corinthian worship services? (26)

7. What kind of personal control must a person have if they have the gift of tongues? (27-28) What kind of personal control must a person have if they have the gift of prophecy? (29) What kind of mutual respect should a speaker and a listener have? (30-31)

8. What does verse 32 mean? What is the conclusion about way to conduct a worship service? (33a)

9. Why might the direction in verses 33b-35 be given? How might these verses be applied in a congregation today?

10. What should all congregations remember and publicly acknowledge? (36-37) Why? What is the three directions we should follow then? (39-40)