Local churches are authorized to provide for worship and edification, continued
The local church is a group designed for mutual encouragement as we serve God together, continued
- John 11:42
- Acts 12:5, 12
- Acts 4:18, 21-24, 29, 31 – After praying they spoke with boldness.
- There is benefit to praying with others!
- Colossians 3:16
- Hebrews 10:24-25
Notice that New Testament churches were focused on spiritual edification.
- Acts 20:32
- I Corinthians 14:11-19 – People should understand what is going on in a worship service. It should be organized and not just chaos.
- I Corinthians 11:26
- II Timothy 4:2
- Worship is not entertainment.
- Ephesians 4:11-16