Sign Gifts

January 27, 2019
Passage: 2 Corinthians 12:12, Hebrews 2:4
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Sign Gifts
2 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 2:4

When Jesus Christ began His church in Acts chapter 2 on Pentecost, the Holy Spirit gave sign gifts.

By sign gifts I mean the gift of languages, interpretation, the gift of healing, the gift of apostleship, and the gift of miracles.

These gifts were not merely examples of people serving the church, but instead they had a much more immediate role:

they confirmed the gospel message

they were a sign to the Jews and unbelievers

they validated the ministry of the Apostles

they established the foundation of the church.

This is exactly why Paul called them “sign” gifts.

They confirmed the gospel.
Acts 10:44-48

They were a sign to the Jews and unbelievers.
1 Corinthians 14:20-22;
Isaiah 28:9-13

They validated the ministry of the Apostles.
2 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 2:4

They established the foundation of the church.
Ephesians 2:18-22