In the section Living Word we want to provide sermon outlines to help pastors in the preparation for their important and central task of preaching. We try to provide help in the exposition and the application of the text. This week: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.
He is the One who says, "Behold, I come quickly". His coming is not an isolated event at the end of the ages. Behold, I am continually coming! This is the idea of the book of Revelation. The three main divisions of the book revolve around the seven seals of the book, the seven trumpets, and the seven vials. There is progress in the unfolding of the secret counsel of God regarding all events in nature and history, which finally bring forth the Christ. All through history, Jesus is completing the gathering of His church. He sends forth the gospel ministry to the ends of the earth in order that His bride may be made perfect. At the same time, He is bringing judgment upon the wicked, in order that in the end He may justly cast all the workers of iniquity into everlasting perdition.
This section has articles specifically for youth. The Lord promised that the outpouring of his Spirit will affect even the youth in a wonderful way (Acts 2:17). Therefore, youth will also be interested to learn what it means to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.
You can find material here that is suitable for Bible study. The purpose of these articles is to give an overview of longer Bible passages. This material is suitable for personal or group Bible study. Some of the Bible studies have questions which can be used for discussion.