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All Things Must Be Done Decently And In Order

As we finish chapter 14 of I Corinthians we see the Apostle Paul reassert the importance of prophecy in the church, and the legitimacy of tongues. He has just given us some important qualifiers on how to use these two … Continue reading

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Being Spiritual Does Not Give You The Right To Make Your Own Rules

True Christians must be obedient to God, not arrogant leaders who seek to advance our own name brand through our ministry. One mark of a false teacher is their tendency to consider themselves to be the only one who has … Continue reading

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No, You Can’t Do Church Anyway You Want

There are many different kinds of Christian churches in the world that “do church” many different ways. This is inevitable, and it is not necessarily a bad thing. The Bible indeed gives us a great deal of flexibility in many … Continue reading

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Churches can have several preachers, without disorder

It is typical in modern churches for there to be one pastor who does all the preaching. However, that is not how it was done in the first century AD. Instead, there were typically several men from the congregation who … Continue reading

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Tongues must be interpreted, period

For the last several weeks we have been working our way through chapter 14 of I Corinthians where the Apostle Paul repeats again and again his warning against misusing the gift of tongues in church services. He apparently thought that … Continue reading

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Church Services Must Be Orderely And Edifying

In contemporary churches there is usually one man, the pastor, who has the job of preaching the main message, and there are others who contribute through smaller duties such as song leading, or Scripture reading. But in most first century … Continue reading

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Converts Are Made Through Preaching In Plain Language

In my last post I explained why the gift of tongues used in church was not an effective tool to bring new believers to Christ. Instead, the Apostle Paul says that it is the gift of prophecy instead that should … Continue reading

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