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Order in the Church (5 of 5)
Series: Connect and Serve
I Corinthians 14:26-33
BEAUTY OF ORDER
CONNECT AND SERVE: Order in the Church
1 Corinthians 14:26-33
Our Scripture Reading for Today Comes from 1 Corinthians 14:26-33
26 What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. 27 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. 28 But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. 30 If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged, 32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. 33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
This is God’s Word
One of the great arguments for the existence of God is called the argument of intelligent design.
Even the great physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking concludes: “The odds against a universe like ours emerging out of something like the Big Bang are enormous. I think there are clearly religious implications.” Elsewhere he says, “It would be very difficult to explain why the universe would have begun in just this way except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us.”
And Hawking is right, the chances of a universe like ours just happening by chance are incredibly slim. So one would only conclude that it didn’t happen by chance. Alvin Plantinga says to imagine a man dealing 20 straight hands of 4 aces to himself in a game of poker. While it is possible that that could happen by chance, no one would conclude that. Everyone would conclude that this happened by design and that ...
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