Spiritual Gifts, Purpose Of

Most Relevant Verses

1 Corinthians 14:2-5

For the person who speaks in a foreign language is not actually speaking to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands him, because he is talking about secrets by the Spirit. But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort. The person who speaks in a foreign language builds himself up, but the person who prophesies builds up the church. read more.
Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.

1 Corinthians 14:17-19

It's good for you to give thanks, but it does not build up the other person. I thank God that I speak in foreign languages more than all of you. But in church I would rather speak five words with my mind to instruct others than 10,000 words in a foreign language.

1 Corinthians 14:31

For everyone can prophesy in turn, so that everyone can be instructed and everyone can be encouraged.

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