QT – I Corinthians 14

Vs. 26, “What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.”  Why do we go to church?  To build each other up!  Part of the issue in this chapter was the emphasis on speaking in Tongues (strange that we still have this issue today).  The Corinthians equated spiritual maturity with the evidence of sign gifts and they were focusing on gifts that did not need to be lifted up as .  While the NT church was growing, it was not perfect.  Unbelievers were coming and were discouraged by the chaotic gatherings of the Corinthian church (vs. 23).  Signs and miracles don’t save a person…it is the clear presentation and lifestyle of the Gospel!