Each Local Church
Most Relevant Verses
And having ordained elders for them in every congregation and having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord on whom they believed.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the congregation ; and let them pray for him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the congregation of God?)
For first of all, when ye come together in the congregation , I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied, for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, that the congregation may receive edifying.
If, therefore, the whole congregation is come together into one place and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye desire the things of the Spirit, earnestly pursue excellence unto the edification of the congregation .
And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is a dishonest thing for women to speak in the congregation .
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the congregation ; but if he neglects to hear the congregation, let him be unto thee as a worldly man and a publican.
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