Each Local Church
Most Relevant Verses
And when they had ordained elders in every church, and had 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 church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
(For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
I would that you all spoke with tongues, but rather that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
If therefore the whole church be 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 you are mad?
Even so you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.
And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is shameful for women to speak in the church.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto you as a heathen man and a tax collector.
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