There are 7957 verses in the New Testament. If we count the verses in I Corinthians 11:17-34 and I Corinthians 14:1-40, there are 57 verses combined that one could make a good case are speaking directly on the subject of corporate worship of the church. Stay with me.
If the N.T. was a conversation and every verse represented one second, how long would the conversation be? Answer: 2 hours and 21 minutes.
How long would the conversation be on the subject of corporate worship of the church? Answer: 57 seconds. (Less than 1% of the entire conversation.)
What’s your point? (You do have a point, don’t you?)
I might have a point, but I’ll frame it in some questions:
Why have so many divisions and fights in the church revolved around less than 1 second of the entire 2 hr and 21 minute conversation?
What are the other 2 hrs and 20 minutes of the conversation about and what would the church look like if there was as much emphasis on those 2 hrs & 20 minutes as there has been on those 57 seconds? Just wondering . . . .