Worship in the Community 1 Corinthians 14: Mark Schatzman Collin Jackson & Ryan Ceola

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1 Worship in the Community 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 Mark Schatzman Collin Jackson & Ryan Ceola

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3 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. 1 Corinthians 14:26a (NIV)

4 So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, God is really among you! 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. 1 Corinthians 14:25b-26 (NIV)

5 So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, God is really among you! Purpose of Our Gatherings: 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of Experience God s presence you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Edify each other Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. 1 Corinthians 14:25b-26 (NIV)

6 ...when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 1 Corinthians 11:17b (ESV) Gathering For Good Proper View of Authority 11:1-16 Celebrating Communion 11:17-34 Using Spiritual Gifts When you come together But all things should be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:26a, 40 (ESV)

7 Purpose of Our Gatherings: Experience God s presence WIIFM Edify each other

8 So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, God is really among you! 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. 1 Corinthians 14:25b-26 (NIV) Fellowship/Mosaic s Mission: To glorify God by reproducing & releasing spiritual leaders who know and express the authentic Christ Spiritual Leader: A maturing disciple with a ministry focus.

9 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two or at the most three should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God. 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace as in all the congregations of the Lord s people. 1 Corinthians 14:27-33 (NIV)

10 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. 36 Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? 37 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. 38 But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored. 1 Corinthians 14:34-38 (NIV)

11 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the If anyone speaks in a tongue, two or at the most three should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God. 1 Corinthians 14:27-28 (NIV) others should weigh carefully what is said. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace as in all the congregations of the Lord s people. 1 Corinthians 14:29-33 (NIV)

12 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (NIV)

13 Proposed Theories: Later addition to text; Paul didn t write. Paul is quoting the Corinthians, not his teaching. Paul is referring to a problem group of women. Paul is limiting women in publically evaluating other male prophets. Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. Paul is limiting wives in publically evaluating their husbands prophecy. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (NIV)

14 Paul s View of Women: Exalted & Equal Ephesians 5, Galatians 3 Gifted for Ministry 1 Corinthians 11-12, Romans 12 Partners in Ministry Phoebe, Prisca, Lydia, Priscilla Only 2 God-ordained limits for women in home & in church Husband s sacrificial leadership, pastor/elder of church

15 Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? 37 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 Spirit-filled Gatherings Lord s command. 38 But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored. 39 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. 1 Corinthians 14:36-40 (NIV)

16 Applications for Us: SPIRITUAL GIFTS- our issue is not so much the abuse in using them, but abdicating by NOT using them.

17 Applications for Us: SPIRITUAL GIFTS- our issue is not so much the abuse in using them, but abdicating by NOT using them. WOMEN- our experience is not women disrupting the body, but women building up the body!

18 Applications for Us: SPIRITUAL GIFTS- our issue is not so much the abuse in using them, but abdicating by NOT using them. WOMEN- our experience is not women disrupting the body, but women building up the body! GOAL- our goal today is the same as then: Experiencing God s presence (14:25) Edifying each other (14:26)

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20 Worship in the Community 1 Corinthians 14:26-40