This week we will consider 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. Here Paul continues to talk about priorities in coming together for God's worship service, this time making a case for the priority of orderliness when we come together.
When you hear the words, "order" or "orderliness," what picture comes to your mind?
Take a few minutes to read through 1 Corinthians 14:26-40:
Search the Scriptures
As you have now read through the text, go back over it again and try to identify the primary areas that Paul calls for order in church? Once you have identified these, try and think through what the situation was in the Corinthian church that prompted Paul to write these.
Think About It
Orderliness in churches is commonly affiliated with lifeless religion. Why do you think that is true? Do you think that it must be true?
Question for Discussion
If you were on holiday and wanted to attend church and had to choose between attending a high order service, or a highly spontaneous disordered service, which would attend and why? Write your answers below.