Conduct Services That Keep Outsiders in Mind

The church does not exist for itself, but the Lord has left us on the earth after our conversions for the benefit of those on the outside. Therefore, Paul encouraged the Corinthian Church to conduct services that made sense.
If miraculous tongue-speakers spoke when no one was present to understand what they were saying, then outsiders who visited the church services would think they were all out of their minds, “Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind?” (1 Corinthians 14:23).
Interpreters were needed, and only two or three should speak, but in turn, not simultaneously. Outsiders needed to be able to know what was going on that they might seek what we have.
Let us today do the same, and have worship services that make sense to people.

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Don Ruhl

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