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How church works (podcast)

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What did early churches do when they gathered? The New Testament provides almost no direct description of the elements of their meetings. Why?

The Old Testament gives all the details of the tabernacle and its furnishings, the priests and their garments, the liturgies to be performed and the offerings acceptable to God. Why is the NT missing all these details? What’s different?

This podcast covers the only explicit list of things the early church did when it met:

1 Corinthians 14:26 (my translation, compare NIV)
What are we saying, family? When you gather, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let everything be focused on construction.

Construction of what? The previous chapter sheds its light on that goal.

https://allenbrowneblog.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/howchurchworks_allenbrowne.mp3

28 minutes, recorded at Riverview Joondalup 2022-06-05.

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