Under Gods Command

1 Corinthians 14:36-40 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? If anyone thinks they are a prophet or otherwise gifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.

Paul stated that God is not a God of disorder but of peace (14:33). Note that the preferred alternative to disorder is “peace.” Too often, in resisting disorder, Christians have opted for rigid, predictable, and unvarying forms of worship in which God’s presence is as difficult to find as in disorderly gatherings. When there is chaos, the church is not allowing God to work among believers as he would like. Worship that is “done in a fitting and orderly way” should not, however, rule out God’s creativity, joy, and unpredictability.

Lets Bring it Home: Do your part to have worship be a joyful, peaceful, winsome experience that draws people into it.

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