95 Theses 4 Reformation #3: Let people interrupt as led by the Spirit, according to 1 Corinthians 14:30-31.
Here are a few more thoughts to inspire reformation:
Open sharing in church can help reach people who want interactive community, mutual support, & participation. Since a lot of people are wiser & know more than any one person does, why don’t we let a lot of people share in church?
Has religious form & structure eclipsed (at least partially) the risen Jesus? Perhaps keeping a worship meeting under tight human control “protects” us from God’s unexpected. Don’t let Jesus be eclipsed in your life.
In the Gospels, religious people had a harder time with Jesus & His teaching than nonreligious people did. With about 34,000+ Christian denominations, I’ve only heard of one that meets for worship according to 1 Corinthians 14:26. (Quakers) Why?
What’s wrong with Christians meeting for worship, as equals, without always exalting one person above all the others? Is it logical to believe that one man in a church understands God better than everybody else?
As menorahs hold many candles, not just one; so when the body of Christ meets for worship, we can let many lights shine, not just one preacher. “I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man . . . The seven lampstands are the seven ekklesias.” (Revelation 1:12, 13, & 20) See http://amzn.to/2ugGh7j.
Support groups do it! So why don’t churches?
(Let everyday people share from the heart according to 1 Corinthians 14:26.) God says: “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” Not just preachers.
Some people don’t believe in miracles, unaware that they are surrounded by them.