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1 Corinthians 14: 1-25 Church Services that Edify

14:20 “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.”

It is for this reason that Paul pleads with the Corinthian Christians to exhibit some measure of restraint, some measure of control. That is, I believe the primary reason for what Paul is writing here this here. It seems obviously that their worship services were run in a chaotic way. Multiple people speaking at once, no particular rhyme or reason for doing anything much at all!

There are two basic situations that Paul is dealing with here.
• Firstly, verses 1 – 19 deal with how Christians relate to one another and
• Secondly, verses 20 – 25 deal with what kind of impression Christians make on those who are visiting or are non-believers.