In this fourth sermon of a series on spiritual gifts, we look at the context in which Paul discusses spiritual gifts in Ephesians 4, Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12. Context is important because it frames and sets the stage for the discussion. Intertwined in Paul's writing about spiritual gifts is the subject of the Church being a body. How might some spiritual gifts correspond to parts of the Body? What lessons do we learn about spiritual gifts from Paul's discussion comparing the Church to a Body?
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live near Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.