How should 1 Corinthians 12-1 Corinthians 14 be interpreted? Baker believes that the key to the three chapters is the correct understanding of the first phrase, "Now about the spiritual gifts,” in 12:1. He also discusses in some detail the meaning of "gift of grace" ("charismata"), "to be zealous," and "spiritual" ("pneumatikos").
How did the apostle Paul understand the ministry of the church? In this article, Fung wants to examine the mutual relationships of ministry, community, and "charismata." Various relationships are examined therein: the relationships between ministry and Church, ministry and spiritual gifts, and the nature of the ministry and its outward organization.