Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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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The advantage of being married to a priest

I am fortunate to be married to a very wonderful woman. She is beautiful, intelligent, gentle, loving, and most importantly, godly. She is also a priest. Actually, all Christians are priests, regardless of their gender, or their formal position in the … 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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Speaking In Tongues Hinders Unbelievers From Coming To Christ

 So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and inquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind? (I Corinthians 14:23 NASB) In this verse the Apostle Paul warns of … Continue reading

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Muddled Language Is A Sign Of Judgment On Unbelievers

 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers (I Corinthians 14:22a NIV). The verse above is a difficult verse to understand. During my previous readings of this chapter it always appeared to me that this verse contradicted … Continue reading

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