Why are you here? Ever had to ask that question to someone who dropped by your house. A friend or family member. Maybe they showed up for supper and you didn't know they were coming. Maybe you invited them and they got the date mixed up or maybe you forgot.
It's awkward to ask, "Why are you here?"
I'm going to ask the awkward question this weekend. Not to answer the big existential question of our existence. I'm going ask, "Why did you "go to church" this weekend?" (I don't like to talk about "going to church" because we don't go to church, we are the church, but you know what I mean.)
Paul is focused on this in 1 Corinthians 14. In answering the question, he also talks about speaking in tongues and prophesying, so we'll spend some time understanding what those terms mean.
I hope we'll all have greater clarity for why we attend church services and gather with other believers. And that clarity should fundamentally change how we gather.