And Finally Faith Love and Hope – 1 Corinthians chapter 16 vs 13 to 24

Our concluding message to our series on 1 Corinthians has just been added by Dr J Stewart Gillespie; ‘And Finally, Faith, Love and Hope’ – 1 Corinthians chapter 16 verses 13 to 24:

 

1 Corinthians chp 16 vs 13 to 24 – And Finally Faith Love and Hope – JS Gillespie – 20122016

 

 

Finding Christ in Life’s Dead Ends

Just added, a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie from John chapter 11:

 

Finding Christ in Lifes Dead Ends – John chp 11 – JS Gillespie – 04122016

 

Good News Worth Believing

Feeling down, lost and hopeless? Listen to a  new message preached by J Stewart Gillespie from 1 Corinthians chapter 15:

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 5 – Good News worth Believing – JS Gillespie – 18092016

 

‘to another faith…’

 

Just added , a new message preached from 1 Corinthians chapter 12 verse by J Stewart Gillespie:

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – to another faith…- JS Gillespie

 

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What differentiated the Corinthians old dead religious experience from the new experience of Christ was the genuine presence of God amongst them:

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

That is the Christian gathering is not primarily a gathering:

  • To talk about God
  • To teach about God
  • To debate about God
  • To discuss about God

The distinctive feature of the Christian gathering is that here we meet with God

Where Gods presence is, that presence is knowable.

Subjectively:

  • Gods presence is knowable by:

  • Gods Peace – John 20

  • Gods Purity – John 9

  • Gods Pleasure – Psalm 16

Objectively:

  • God spoke

  • God revealed Himself

The Bible nowhere sets out arguments to prove the existence of God:

  1. Gods non existence is not an argument worth debating – Psalm 14:1
  2. The denial of God is a consequence of Gods withdrawal and abandonment – Romans chp 1
  3. The existence of God is not dependent on an argument but rather the Apostle Paul, The Corinthians are utterly convinced regarding the reality of God, because God speaks.

Of course anyone could claim that God speaks, but it is an altogether different matter to prove it.

In verses 4 to 11 the apostle will present the proof of it

9 distinct spiritual gets and yet all are:

  1. Consistent

  2. Coherent
  3. Coordinated

Between individuals and over time

Drawn together by unity of:

  1. Origin (v4)

  2. Order (v5)

  3. Outcome (v6)

We noticed that as the Spirit of God gave:

‘Wisdom’ to Bezaleel in the tabernacle it was with the purpose of presenting the work of Christ as an elaborate parable, or more Germaine to 1 Corinthians chapter 12, when Joseph is given that ‘Word of Wisdom’ it is to complete an elaborate picture of the:

‘Person of Christ’

We would like to look at the 3rd of these gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:9 :

to another faith

When God has gifted ‘faith’, He has always done so with the purpose of drawing us to the Person of Christ.

It may be tempting to think with some commentators of ‘faith’ here in the context of:

  • extraordinary faith

  • supernatural faith
  • miracle working faith

As the faith to:

  1. Walk on water – Peter

  2. Slay a giant – David

  3. Destroy the temple of Dagon – Samson

This is undoubtedly contextually relevant, however when it comes to faith there is no substantive difference between what we call:

ordinary faith

and

extraordinary faith

In truth all faith is extraordinary and supernatural

Faith is not defined as faith by the nature of its outcome

If faith was outcome focused then the object of:

  1. Peters faith would be that he could walk on water

  2. David’s faith would be that he could Slay a giant

  3. Samsons faith would be that he could destroy Dagons temple

Then we could be absolutely sure that:

  • Peter would sink

  • David would miss

  • Samson would fail

Faith is measured not by the greatness of its outcome, but the defining feature of faith lies in its object: that is in Christ.

When Peter took his eyes off of Christ, he began to sink (Matt 14:30ff)

Saving faith and supernatural faith so called are in essence thus the same; defined by their object – Christ and not defined by their outcome.

“believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thought shalt be saved”

If there is one person we think of in connection with faith it must be Abraham (Romans 4:16)

Abraham is the father of the faithful

Abrahams Faith:

  1. Personally (Genesis 15:1-6)
  2. Practically (Genesis 14)

  3. Prophetically (Genesis 22)

Abrahams Faith:

Personally

Genesis 15:1-6

Fulfilled in Christ; cf. Genesis 22; Genesis 17:4,7

Abahams personal faith brings him into a relationship with God, a relationship only possible through Christ (Genesis 15:6) – it is only by Christ that God is able to make anyone right by faith cf. Romans chapters 3, 4 and 5.

The terms of Genesis chapter 15 and 17 and 22 point clearly to Christ:

“everlasting covenant” (Gen 17:6)

“everlasting covenant” (Gen 17:13)

“stars of the heaven and the sand of the sea shore” (Gen 22:17-18)

Abrahams personal faith was a faith that:

Justifies

Brought everlasting promise

Produced offspring as the stars of heaven

blesses every nation

The apostle Paul is in no doubt as to how that is possible: Galatians 3:6; Romans 3:26

Practically

Genesis chapter 14

Abraham masters an army to go and recapture Lot from the grip of 5 victorious Kings

Practical faith would lead him to one of the greatest encounters of his life; Genesis 14:17ff

By that practical faith, Abraham encountered Melchizedek – King of Righteousness and King of Peace.

Here is a King / Priest – almost unique in the pages of scripture, until Psalm 110:4 and Hebrews 7:1ff – Christ is our Great High Priest (Hebrews 9:11)

Revelation 19:16

Prophetically

Genesis chapter 22

Thine only Isaac” (22:3)

‘only’ : yahiyd – 12 times in the Ot

The last use of this word ‘only’ (yahyid) is in Zechariah 12:10

Note also it’s use in Psalm 22:20

Consider in Genesis 22:

  • Person – Genesis 22:2 : ‘Thine only’ : ‘yahiyd’ – the Son and the Sacrifice – lamb and burnt offering
  • Place – Moriah – the temple mount

  • Picture – ‘wood’ = ‘tree’

  • Provision (v8)

  • Promise

Abrahams faith leads Prophetically to Christ

 

1 Corinthians Chapters 10 to 13

mp3 recordings of messages preached from 1 Corinthians chapters 10 to 13

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 – Led Fed and Dead – J Stewart Gillespie – 28062015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 1 to 2 – Led Fed and Dead – JS Gillespie – 19052015

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1 Corinthians Chp 10 – Led Fed and Dead – J Stewart Gillespie – 08032015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 3 to 5 – 1141 Reasons not to Talk to a Rock – JS Gillespie – 26052015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 7 to 10 – In the Shadow of Sinai – JS Gillespie – 02062015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 verse 13 – Have You Trials and Temptations – J Stewart Gillespie – 30062015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 16 – The Cup of Blessing – J Stewart Gillespie – 28072015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 18 to 33 – Survival Skills for a Christless City – JS Gillespie – 11082015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 – Freedom and How to Handle it – J Stewart Gillespie – 18082015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 – Gathering Together and Building Up – J Stewart Gillespie – 25083015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 31 – Making a Cheese Baguette to the Glory of God – J Stewart Gillespie – 08092015

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 1 to 3 – One Body under Christ Indivisible – J Stewart Gillespie – 15092015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 1 to 6 – Headship and Headcoverings – J Stewart Gillespie – 21092015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 7 to 16 – Glory Glory Glory – J Stewart Gillespie

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 17 to 34 – Take Eat this is My Body – J Stewart Gillespie – 27102015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 17 to 34 – This do in Remembrance of me – JS Gillespie – 03112015

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 1 to 11 – Knowing the Presence of God – JS Gillespie – 24112015

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1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 4 to 11 – How to be Sure Really Sure that God Exists – JS Gillespie – 01122015

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – to another faith…- JS Gillespie

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1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – To Another the Gifts of Healing – JS Gillespie

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The Body of Christ – J Stewart Gillespie

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 1 to 3 – When Love is Absent – J S Gillespie – 19012015

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 to 7 – Attributes of Love – When God Moves in the Heart of Man – JS Gillespie – 26012016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 – Love – When God Possesses the Heart of Man – JS Gillespie – 02022016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 – Love does not Vaunt Itself

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 to 7 – Two Shoulders One Heart and a Love that Bears all Things – JS Gillespie – 01032016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 8 to 13 – Preparing for Perfection – JS Gillespie – 22032016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 11 – When I was a Child – J Stewart Gillespie – 20032016

 
 

Impossible Lives – Unspeakable Sins :
Messages brought by J Stewart Gillespie, at the October 2015 Family Week at Faskally House Pitlochry:

 

1 Corinthians chp 5 – Unspeakable Sins – J Stewart Gillespie – 12102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 1 to 6 – Unbelievable Provision – J Stewart Gillespie – 13102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 6 to 16 – Inexcusable Failure – J Stewart Gillespie – 14102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 to 33 – Impossible Decisions – J Stewart Gillespie – 15102015.mp3

 

messages on 1 Corinthians chps 10 to 13 outwith this series:

DeVille Andrew – 1 Corinthians Chp11 Headship + Headcoverings – 16102001

 

DeVille Andrew – 1 Corinthians Chp12 Ye are body of Christ – 30102001

 

William Park – 1Corinthians chapter 13 – Love – 04122001

 

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Gospel 2013

mp3 recordings to download or play online from our Sunday evening Gospel services held in the Bridgend Gospel Hall, New Cumnock in 2013

Bible Basics 9 – Eternal Judgment – JS Gillespie – 06012013

For God so Loved – John chp3 vs 16 – Gordon Armstrong – 13012013

This Man had a Conversion – 1 Timothy chp 1 vs 12 to 17 – William Houston (Kilmarnock) – 27012013

God is What He is – JS Gillespie – 03022013

Who is Jesus – Craig Mackie (New Cumnock) – 10022013

Just One Sin – Tom Jenkinson (Galston) – 17022013

Christianity – What is It – Craig MacKie – 10032013

Who is Jesus – Craig Welsh – 17032013

Peter – Changed at the Mountain – Matthew chp 17 – Craig Mackie – 14042013

Job Chapter 19 verse 26 – Easter 2013 – and Job had a hope – J Stewart Gillespie – 31032013

Lord Fix My Problem – Luke chp 17 vs 11 to 19 – Stephen Grant (Bridge of Weir) – 12052013

Sin Pays Wages – Peter Hinshelwood – 20052013

Listen Up – John Gillespie (Ayr) – 02062013

The Good Shepherd – John chp 10 – Robert Gray – 23062013

Mark chapter 1 verses 1 to 8 – The Beginning of Something Big Really Big – JS Gillespie – 03032013

Mark chp 1 – A Fame that Spread – J Stewart Gillespie – 07042013

The Heart that Moves the Hand of God – Mark chp 1 vs 40 to 45 – JS Gillespie – 21042013

Mark chp 2 vs 1 to 12 – Its Not a Roof Its a Faith Filter – JS Gillespie – 28042013

Mark chp 4 vs 1 to 20 – Christ in the Pulpit – JS Gillespie – 26052013

Peace – Mark chp 4 to 5 – JS Gillespie – 30062013

Mark chp 6 vs 30 to 44 – Broken Bread and Fallen Heroes – J Stewart Gillespie – 21072013

Mark chp 6 and 7 – Beyond the Loaves and the Fishes – JS Gillespie – 04082013

Mark chp 10 vs 17 to 27 – Stuck in the Eye of a Needle – JS Gillespie – 25082013

Mark chp 12 vs 13 to 37 – Frequently Asked Questions – JS Gillespie – 15092013

Mark chp 15 – Time to Change Your Mind – JS Gillespie – 06102013

What Is God Like – Bill Stevely – Hebrews chp 1 vs 1 to 3 – 07072013

Ignoring the Warning – Jim Wade (Prestwick) – 18082013

Luke chapter 4 – Christ Can Set You Free – Jim Armstrong (Stevenston) – 21092013

Mark chapter 10 vs 46 to 52 – Casting off the Old Clothes – John Dunlop (Crosshouse) – 29092013

Acts chp 1 vs 1 to 11 – With Passion and With Power – JS Gillespie – 27102013

Acts chp 2 vs 21 to 40 – Who is The Lord – JS Gillespie – 17112013

Beauty and the Beggar – Acts chp 3 vs 1 to 19 – JS Gillespie – 01122013

Acts chp 4 – How Jesus Christ Changed the World – JS Gillespie – 050102013

Faith – 1 Peter chp 1 – Craig Mackie – 08092013

Sin and Salvation – Mark Johnstone (Linwood) – Romans chp 3 – 03112013

Light Life and Love – 1 Peter chp 2 – Craig McKie – 08122013

Luke chapter 1 verses 26 – 38 – Prepare for a Miracle – JS Gillespie – 22122013

Gospel – J Stewart Gillespie 2014

Acts chp 4 – How Jesus Christ Changed the World – JS Gillespie – 050102013

Acts chp 5 vs 1 to 11 – Playing Fast and Loose with God – JS Gillespie – 02022014

Acts Chapter 7 – Glimpsing the Glory of God – J Stewart Gillespie (02/03/2014)

Acts chapter 9 – Gods Last Call – J Stewart Gillespie – 06042014.mp3

The Bomb in the Basket

A Sharp Blow to the Chest – Acts Chapter 12 – J Stewart Gillespie

Whats So Great about the Bible? – Acts chapter 13 – J Stewart Gillespie

Acts chp 14 – Surprised by Grace – JS Gillespie – 070920114

Acts chp 16 – Preaching Praying and Praising – J Stewart Gillespie

 

Luke chp 1 vs 1 to 25 – When Doubts Set in – JS Gillespie – 02112014

 
Luke chp 1 vs 26 to 38 – Christmas Again – JS Gillespie

2 Peter

mp3 recordings of bible teaching from 2 Peter

 

Alistair Sinclair – 2 Peter chapter 1 – 28102003

 

Alistair Sinclair – 2 Peter chapter 1 – 04112003

 

Alistair Sinclair – 2 Peter chapter 1 – 11112003

 

2 Peter chp 1 vs 1 to 21 – Remembrance and Reflection – Hamilton Welsh – 04112014

 

2 Peter Chapter 1 – ‘The Knowledge of Him’ – 29052007 – JS Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 1 Verse 3 – The Dynamite of God – 19062007 – JS Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 1 vs 3 to 8 – The Chorus of Faith – 03072007 – JS Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 1 vs 3 to 15 -The Tabernacle of God’ -J Stewart Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 1 – Taking Christ Seriously – Dr J Stewart Gillespie – 17072007

 

2 Peter Chapter 1 vs 16 to 21 – The Secret of Certainity – 24072007 – JS Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 2 Vs 1 to 9 – God is Serious – 25092007 – JS Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 2 Vs17 – Wells Without Water – 27112007 – Stewart Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 3 verse 1 – Grasping Gods 2nd Chances – 11122007 – J Stewart Gillespie

 

2 Peter Chapter 3 – Between the Flood and the Fire – JS Gillespie – 18122007

 

2 Peter Chp 3 – And Finally – Alistair Sinclair – 29052012

 

Alastair Sinclair – 2 Peter 3 – Auchinleck 2009

 

2 Peter Chapter 3 – Part 1 – Norman Hamilton 5th June 2007

 

2 Peter Chapter 3 – Part 2 – Norman Hamilton – 26062007

 

Last Days of a Dieing Men – 2 Peter

 

 

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Hebrews chps 11 and 12

mp3 recordings from our series on Hebrews chapters 11 and 12

Hebrews chp 11 vs 1 – Faith Is – JS Gillespie – 20082013

 

Hebrews chp 11 vs 3 to 6 – Faith is Knowing – JS Gillespie – 27082013

 

Hebrews chp 11 vs 8 to 19 – Faith is Following – JS Gillespie -03092013

 

Hebrews chp 11 vs 23 to 29 – Faith is Lived one Step at a Time – 10092013

 

Hebrews chp 11 vs 23 to 29 – Moses Faith in the Real World – JS Gillespie – 18082013

 

Hebrews chp 11 vs 23 to 29 – To See the Invisible – JS Gillespie – 18082013

 

Hebrews chp 11 vs 30 to 40 – Faith is Not Always Perfect – JS Gillespie – 17092013

 

Hebrews chp 12 – Racing and Wrestling for God – 29092013 – JS Gillespie.mp3

 

Hebrews chp 12 – Sitting on the Sidelines of Suffering – JS Gillespie – 22092013

 

Hebrews chp 12 vs 1 to 3 – Back Seats and Burning Mountains – JS Gillespie – 10102013

 

Hebrews chp 12 vs 1 to 11 – Beach Towels and Fallen Heroes – JS Gillespie – 29102013

 

Hebrews chp 12 vs 1 to 11 – Burdened Minds and Burning Mountains – JS Gillespie – 15102013

 

Hebrews chp 12 vs 5 to 29 – What makes a Soul Bitter – JS Gillespie – 05112013

 

Hebrews chp 12 vs 12 to 29 – When Hands Hang Down – JS Gillespie – 09112013

 

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