Pastor Calvin Robinson continues on the topic of spiritual gifts from 1 Corinthians.
Jesus Christ has invested His church with self-sustaining spiritual gifts for the purpose of growth, edification, and the common good of all it’s members, and for the good of the world.
Each of these gifts is ordained in Christ’s church to provide a particular service to the Body. And every one of these Spirit ordained services produces God’s desired effects upon it’s recipients. The primary purpose of God for all His children is that we would grow without hindrance or delay.
The Holy Spirit is both the essence of, and the power behind each of the gifts.
A variety of demonstrations of power have been given to the church for signs that point to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. On occasion these unique workings bring relief to fellow believers through prayer.