We Need Spiritual Gifts
Tongues and Prophecy
Pastor Eric preached from 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 this past Sunday. He exhorted us not to see the works of the Spirit in the life of the church as some kind of anomaly in the great arc of redemptive history. These grace-gifts (i.e. charismata) were not something only the very first Christians needed. They are for us today too.
Spiritual gifts are part of the often ordinary, mundane, overlooked providence of the Father, in concert with the Son and Spirit, for his purposes and glory as He works out His good for us until Christ returns. Tongues and prophecy are only the tip of the iceberg.