1 Corinthians 11-14 (The Daily Walk Bible).

From hair coverings, to the Lord’s supper, to the use of gifts, and finally to how to conduct a church service, it’s very obvious that God is concerned about how we worship. “Be sure that everything is done properly and in order” (14:40).

Food for thought: we’ve been conditioned to thing of tongues as some type of ecstatic speech. However, if you think of the idea of tongues being languages, 1 Corinthians 14 makes perfect sense, and becomes even more amazing. Not speaking in gibberish, but speaking in a language that you don’t know, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Which is why there needs to be an interpreter present in a church body, since the others there would presumably know the same language that you do! It would be a sign to unbelievers if the language was theirs, whereas prophecy couldn’t be understood by them. But it backfires in a church service. If everyone around is speaking in a different language, who can understand? We end up back at the beginning of Acts, where people thought the believers were drunk! Here its “they will think you are crazy.”

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