Why doesn’t church do what the Bible says?

–My “Asking Why?” Question–
The Bible plainly says it . . .
So why won’t we dare to do it?
“When you come together,
Each of you has a hymn,
Or a word of instruction,
A revelation . . .”
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.”
So why do we ignore the Bible
And limit speaking in church
To one man in a pulpit?

Most Christians will live their entire lives and never even once experience a worship meeting according to the directions given in 1 Corinthians 14:26 (the original recipe for a Christian worship meeting). Have you ever been in that type of meeting where every person present is free to speak out as they feel moved by the Spirit? It’s sad that so many people miss out on such straight forward and clear Bible teaching!

Let’ go beyond church as usual “when we come together” and begin to experience the God’s power and presence released through ordinary people. Here are two ways you can learn more about doing 1 Corinthians 14:26 in worship meetings:

  1. Visit The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where instead of a one-man sermon, everyday people show and tell what God has done.
  2. Get a copy of the book Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia available at this link.



About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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