First Corinthians 14 can be a difficult chapter to read and understand what value and application it has today. We read about the prophecy and the tongues and we understand that God works with the Holy Spirit differently in our lives today than he did in the first century. What are we left with in First Corinthians 14 to use today? A timeless truth found in First Corinthians 14 is the continual reference to the church being built up or edified. What we will learn in this lesson is that although God works in different ways today than in the first century, one thing is the same, God wants his church to be built up.