Prophecy in the Local      Church
What is prophecy?• A message from God through an individual• God’s response to a human situation
What is prophecy for?• To strengthen, to encourage, to comfort (1  Cor. 14: 3)• To convince, to instruct (1 Cor. 14: 24, 3...
2 kinds of Prophecy - OT• Authoritative           • Particular message• Actual words of God       for particular people• R...
2 kinds of Prophecy - NT• Absolutely              • Particular message  authoritative             for particular people• A...
If any think they are prophets or otherwisegifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that      what I am writing to you i...
2 kinds of Prophecy - NT• Absolutely              • Particular message  authoritative             for particular people• A...
For you can all prophesy in turn so thateveryone may be instructed and encouraged.                               1 Corinth...
2 kinds of Prophecy – Today ?               • Particular message    ?            for particular people                 at ...
Science
Sex
Handle with Care!
Gifts, not Certificates
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one ofyou is a part of it. And God has placed in thechurch first of all apostles,...
Prophecy - Part 1
Prophecy - Part 1
Prophecy - Part 1
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Here are Bill's slides to accompany his first talk in a prophecy series - from 21st October 2012

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Prophecy - Part 1

  1. 1. Prophecy in the Local Church
  2. 2. What is prophecy?• A message from God through an individual• God’s response to a human situation
  3. 3. What is prophecy for?• To strengthen, to encourage, to comfort (1 Cor. 14: 3)• To convince, to instruct (1 Cor. 14: 24, 31)• To direct (Acts 13: 2)• To predict (Acts 27: 10, 23-24)
  4. 4. 2 kinds of Prophecy - OT• Authoritative • Particular message• Actual words of God for particular people• Revealing God’s at a particular time general will • A sign of God’s• Establishing doctrine presence • eg. 70 Elders• eg. Moses (Deut.18) (Numbers 11: 24-30)
  5. 5. 2 kinds of Prophecy - NT• Absolutely • Particular message authoritative for particular people• Actual words of God at a particular time• Revealing God’s • A sign of God’s general will presence• Establishing doctrine • eg. Paul (1 Cor. 14:• eg. Paul (1 Cor. 14: 31, 39) 36-38)
  6. 6. If any think they are prophets or otherwisegifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. Those who ignore this will themselves be ignored. 1 Corinthians 14: 37 - 38
  7. 7. 2 kinds of Prophecy - NT• Absolutely • Particular message authoritative for particular people• Actual words of God at a particular time• Revealing God’s • A sign of God’s general will presence• Establishing doctrine • eg. Paul (1 Cor. 14:• eg. Paul (1 Cor. 14: 31, 39) 36-38)
  8. 8. For you can all prophesy in turn so thateveryone may be instructed and encouraged. 1 Corinthians 14: 31Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy… 1 Corinthians 14: 39
  9. 9. 2 kinds of Prophecy – Today ? • Particular message ? for particular people at a particular time • A sign of God’s presence
  10. 10. Science
  11. 11. Sex
  12. 12. Handle with Care!
  13. 13. Gifts, not Certificates
  14. 14. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one ofyou is a part of it. And God has placed in thechurch first of all apostles, secondprophets, third teachers, then miracles, thengifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and ofdifferent kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Areall prophets? Are all teachers? Do all workmiracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do allspeak in tongues? Do all interpret? 1 Corinthians 12: 27 - 30

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