1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Paul encourages the Corinthian church to be strong. To strengthen the needy, be strengthened by leaders, to strengthen the work, and strengthen other churches.
1 Corinthians 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
The modern “tongue” movement is false, ungodly and contrary to scripture. The church is to be edified through the exercise of true spiritual gifts and sound bible preaching.
1 Corinthians 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
As we serve Christ and his church we must do so with charity (love). The completed new testament and canonisation of scripture brought about the end of miraculous spiritual gifts.
1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
Preaching the gospel is the greatest way to honour and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The church worker who preaches the gospel should also be able to live of the gospel.
1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
The Lord’s supper is a simple way for churches to remember the Lord’s death. It is a time for church unity as we partake of the bread and juice representing the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ.