House Church Talk - I Cor. 14:26-40 versus the weekly sermon

David Anderson david at
Sat May 29 14:56:04 EDT 2004

>So, in conclusion, our resolution must be to not allow the body of Christ
>to become divided--with the prophets retreating into houses to seek the
>ability to assemble in Spirit-led interaction, while the teachers give
>their orations elsewhere, to the larger audiences in religious buildings.
> Let the prophets give due deference to the teachers in the brotherly
>dialogue, and let the teachers not seek to force the prophets into the
>mold of presenting extended teachings as elevated from a pulpit.  Let
>also the teachers in particular not succumb to the temptation of
>forsaking the scriptural design for assembling in order to have
>prominence among the brothers.  Let all gather to the Lord together, in
>His name, in unity of the Spirit, and see Him work His incomparable
>edification through brotherly instruction, through His body of
>complementary members.  

     Hi Glenn, 

A very keen post. A powerful and a much needed word! I only have one 
problem with it - you didn't sign it... At least give us your initials 
next time. Thanks!

An old friend used to say that preachers were "2 feet above 
contradiction." That was a reference to the elevation of the stage on 
which the pulpit stood and to the fact that no one could question the 

    David Anderson

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