The Pastor and the Spirit: Priorities from 1 Corinthians 12-14

Speakers: Jeff Purswell Year: 2012 Session: Breakout Session

Although there are differing views on I Corinthians 12-14, one can understand Paul’s reference to the Spirit. The goal of the Spirit of the Lord is edification, not individual gifts. Love is the infallible measure of the Spirit’s presence at work. Therefore, a life that displays selfless service in concrete actions for the good of others is the greatest mark of the Spirit.


Jeff serves as a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. As Director of Theology and Training for Sovereign Grace Churches, Jeff is dean of the Pastors College, leads pastoral and theological training, and is responsible for seeing that ordination standards and testing are in place to serve Regional Ordination Committees.