God is Certainly Among You [1 Corinthians 14:13-25]

20Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

21In the Law it is written, "BY MEN OF STRANGE TONGUES AND BY THE LIPS OF STRANGERS I WILL SPEAK TO THIS PEOPLE, AND EVEN SO THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME," says the Lord. 22So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe. 23Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad? 24But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; 25the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.


Wouldn't it be incredible if unbelievers came into our assembles and sensed God's presence in such a way that they fell down and worshiped God, declaring God is certainly among us?  It makes me want to set aside all the petty things we fight about and come back to God's heart - that Jesus is Lord and unity is that alone that is important.




Verna McCrillis, 12/9/2008