“So here’s what I want you to do. When you gather for worship, each one of you be prepared with something that will be useful for all: Sing a hymn, teach a lesson, tell a story, lead a prayer, provide an insight… Take your turn, no one person taking over. Then each speaker gets a chance to say something special from God, and you all learn from each other… This goes for all the churches — no exceptions.” The Message, 1 Cor. 14:28-33.
Ahhh, so that’s what church should be.
. . . Couldn’t have said it better myself!
See my related PowerPoint presentation on “The Church in the New Testament: It’s Form, Function and Purpose“.