Prophecy & Discernment Matthew Clifton-Brown
God wants to deliver His gifts to us for the good of all His people. Matthew explained what the gifts of prophecy and discernment of spirits are.
Questions for group discussion:
Matthew compared the (legitimate) organisation of church life (and normal life) with the unplannable spontaneity of listening to the Spirit. How can we learn to respond to this?
What were the criteria that Matthew listed to help us discern genuine prophecy?
Why does Paul rank prophecy above other spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1)?
Did you believe Matthew when he said that you will be given gifts by the Spirit for the building-up of the church?
"Everyone. Edify. Earnestly." Which of these three words to do you particularly need to respond to?