This week’s readings: 1 Corinthians 14–16
Don’t forget to record your impressions and read the ideas outlined in the Come, Follow Me manuals on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
This scriptural insight comes from Verse by Verse: Volume 2 by Andrew C. Skinner and D. Kelly Ogden.
Paul teaches that all spiritual gifts, especially the gifts of prophecy and tongues ought to be for the benefit of the entire Church (1 Corinthians 12:7; 14:12; D&C 46:9). . . . Some further instruction on the gift of tongues is found in the Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith: First, the devil can imitate this gift (see 162). Second, its specific purpose is to teach unbelievers (see 195; 1 Corinthians 14:22). Third, don’t be too curious about it (see 247), and don’t indulge in it too much (see 229). And finally, as a rule, anything taught by the gift of tongues is not to be received as doctrine (see 229).
These ideas and topics are compiled from Come, Follow Me and have been adapted for specific situations. Check out the manuals online for more ideas, or come up with your own as you study!
An interesting topic you could study more this week together is the gift of prophecy. In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul teaches more about this gift and how it is to be used. Perhaps as you study, you could discuss ways that you can better utilize the gift of prophecy together to bless your marriage and those you have stewardship over at home or in a calling.
In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul talks about the purpose of gathering together at church. As you read the chapter, perhaps you could write some of the reasons that you find and pick one to work on next week. For example, if one purpose is to support each other and worship together, perhaps you could make a goal to share one uplifting comment in class about something you learned in your personal study this week.
For families with young children:
This week might be a great opportunity to talk to your children about baptisms for the dead, which are mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:29. As you discuss or review what baptism is and talk about why those who are dead need to be baptized, perhaps you could spend some time as a family learning how to use FamilySearch to find ancestors who need to be baptized, or you might share pictures and stories of your own baptism.
For families with teens:
The Come, Follow Me manual calls attention to 1 Corinthians 15:36–54. As you read these scriptures together, perhaps you could involve your family in them more by having each member of the family try to draw a resurrected body based on the descriptions Paul gives. As you share your drawings with each other, perhaps you could also each share a reason you are grateful for the Resurrection or something you want to better understand about our resurrected bodies and then study it together.
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