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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 1432 prophecy, in NT
1432 prophecy, in NT

1432 prophecy, in NT

The NT describes the prophetic aspect of the ministry of Jesus Christ, and also recognises that prophetic gifts are given to believers through the Holy Spirit. It provides guidance on how such prophetic gifts are to be used.

Jesus Christ recognised as a prophet

Mt 21:11; Mk 6:4; Mk 8:27-28; Lk 7:16; Lk 24:17-19; Jn 4:19

Prophecy in the church

Prophecy is one among many spiritual gifts 1Co 12:28-29 See also Ro 12:6; 1Co 12:10; Eph 4:11

Not all are called to be prophets 1Co 12:29; Eph 4:11

Prophecy is valueless without love 1Co 13:1-2

Prophecy is for the building up of the church 1Co 14:26 See also Ro 12:3-6; 1Co 14:3-5; 1Pe 4:10

Prophecy superior to speaking in tongues 1Co 14:5

Prophecy in the early church

See also Ac 2:17; Ac 11:27-28; Ac 15:32; Ac 21:9

See also

1444revelation, NT
2318Christ as prophet
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
3275Holy Spirit in the church
7020church, the
7966spiritual gifts

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