Ralph Wilson states in his sermons on the Spiritual Gifts that “if we take Paul’s letter to the Corinthians seriously, we must come to the conclusion that the gift of prophecy is indispensable to the church. When we try to build churches without this gift being active,
it is like trying to walk across America on crutches: it can be done, but it is certainly the hard way.”
I believe Wilson is correct in his assessment of the importance of the gift of prophecy. But why? In today’s lesson we will study the connotation of this gift and explore the reasons why it is so essential to the well-being of the church.
May this study prompt us all to “desire earnestly to prophesy,”