Tag: shared ministry

June 27, 2010 / / Church

From a study of 1 Corinthians 14:26-40, the following truths emerge:

1.    Corinth was experiencing confusion in the Lord’s Day assembly, hence Paul’s instructions, and his concluding admonition:  “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40).

2.    Many members customarily played a public part in Corinth’s Lord’s Day assembly:  “How is it then, brethren?  Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation” (1 Corinthians 14:26).

3.    Paul had no intention of depriving them of this mutual ministry–he intended only to order it:  “For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged” (1 Corinthians 14:31).