An Observation About 1 Corinthians 14:26:
Beyond the status quo
We could all listen to Jesus
And then go with His flow!
Church consists of people passively listening to one man on a platform.
1 Corinthians 14:26 is people actively ministering to one another as prompted by the Spirit.
WCJD? (What can Jesus do?) Why don’t we set aside our program, lay down our control, and see? Why not surrender a church service to the risen Jesus and let Him run it from the start to the finish?
Who has the right to control Christ’s body? You live in and control your own body. Shouldn’t we let the risen Jesus live in and control His own body when we gather in His name?
“People teach Christianity but don’t practice it . . . If only the Christian church understood how contrary its foundation is to the Spirit of Christ and how it has supplanted the true ideal.” –Leo Tolstoy
One forgotten word was used to describe
The open forum in ancient Greek democracies
Where people met together as equals sharing their heart.
When Jesus named His body, the gathering of His people,
He chose that very word: “I will build My ekklesia.”
Behold! It’s the invisible God working in and through ordinary people! Let’s get back to the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia: http://amzn.to/2ePVBei and release God’s heart-fire into everyday people!