Sermon Series: 1 Corinthians
Sermon Title: Order and Silence
Daily Devotional Guide
But what about silence? Is it ever appropriate for a church, or some who belong to it, to be silent? We tend to think of the silence of the church as a bad thing, like when Christians fail to speak up on some important issue. In this week's passage, Paul commands silence. This isn't some attack on free speech but rather a God-ordained command on the importance of order in the church.
In a lot of ways, our culture has lost anything resembling order. Up can be down now, if you feel strongly enough about it. There is no Truth, only your truth. Things don't end well for societies trapped in this confusion. People are looking for answers. They want a solid foundation after finding that the shifting sands of the culture just don't hold. This is why an orderly church is so important. A church in proper order is a church that is equipped to address the confused spirit of the age.
People don't need more confusion in their lives.
They need order.
Thankfully, "God is not a God of confusion but of peace."
It is of the utmost importance that churches faithfully represent that peace.
Monday - 2 Peter 1:1-15
Tuesday - 2 Peter 1:16-21
Wednesday - 2 Peter 2:1-22
Thursday - 2 Peter 3:1-18
Friday - Galatians 2:1-10
Saturday - Galatians 2:11-14
Sunday - Galatians 2:15-21