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Call attempt #1,126 - Day 1,633 - Carman – Champion video – Nigeria kidnapping again today

As you are probably aware the singer Carman died. He is about 2 weeks older than me. It reminded me of my wife interpreting “The Champion”. I watched it again and it was obviously a joy. Feel free to download it at: http://kozlowski.org/1991-04-26+1

Then I mentioned slavery yesterday including the kidnappings in Chibok, Nigeria. It happened again today with hundreds at a school and this time one student was killed.

I wonder about what the families go through. Unfortunately, in a very real way, I’m also living it.

I also mentioned a dialog with a new friend, Dave. He offered the question:

On the question of local church assemblies, what is your understanding of 1 Cor 14:34-35? This verse makes sense in the context of organized church meetings but doesn't make much sense if believers are to only gather in homes.

My response is below. Please consider what I wrote and what is said in the voicemail. Do you hear someone pushing his dogma, or someone striving to know the Lord? Is that attractive or scary?

My Lady, I love you!!!


I’m starting my day and have work to do, but you bring up an interesting verse in a context usually not addressed. For reference the LSV is below.

1Co 14:34-35 Your women, let them be silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted to them to speak, but to be subject, as the Law also says; and if they wish to learn anything, let them question their own husbands at home, for it is a shame to women to speak in an assembly.

There is so much to be discussed about the role of men and women, but our context is the assembly. I’m sure you have been at a meal with a half dozen to perhaps two dozen where you see two things happening. One is a bunch of often simultaneous conversations ranging from pass the butter to how is the weather. During the same meal you will have times when one person is speaking to the group. Then another will start on the same or different subject and a rational dialogue ensues. Other times one person may speak and then it turns into chaos. I suggest this is the context Paul is addressing.

I contend Paul is encouraging small group dialog as seen in verse 29 (“And prophets—let two or three speak, and let the others discern”).

We can also add to this the difference we see from “speak” (“legō”) and “speak” (“laleō”), but that would require a lot more study.

I contend the whole chapter works well in the context of a small gathering at a home with multiple families and individuals.

But turn the tables. What part of any of the chapter imposes the idea of an institutional format? The concept that we need a pulpit, and the authority to speak it represents, is not found in this chapter, or anywhere else.

What has been instructive to me is to take a concept or word that there may be different positions or meanings and try to view a passage in all contexts and see if it makes sense. The blatant example is the word “Israel” which has multiple meanings (Romans 9:6). We should examine each use with each meaning to see what is really being conveyed in the Scripture. In the same way, examine each passage to see if it makes sense from the institutional perspective, or the house assembly (“oikos”) perspective, the latter of which is seen a whole lot of times.

The Kozlowski Family ● An Attempt at Restoration ●
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1 Mon Feb 1, 2021   Call attempt #1,113 - Day 1,616 - Now I’m 65 – Obedience to Christ or Social Security
2 Tue Feb 2, 2021   Call attempt #1,114 - Day 1,617 - View count and war - normal stuff
3 Wed Feb 3, 2021   Call attempt #1,115 - Day 1,618 - Engaging in depth
4 Thu Feb 4, 2021   Call attempt #1,116 - Day 1,619 - Third rid offer in a month
5 Fri Feb 5, 2021   Call attempt #1,117 - Day 1,620 - Attack on homeschools and Antony Sutton
8 Mon Feb 8, 2021   Call attempt #1,118 - Day 1,623 - DVDs should be at your door - Without grace there is no hope
9 Tue Feb 9, 2021   Call attempt #1,119 - Day 1,624 - Voicemail Video – Because I got a response
10 Wed Feb 10, 2021   Call attempt #1,120 - Day 1,625 - My Wife's Response - Thinking of Tirzah and Susanna
11 Thu Feb 11, 2021   Call attempt #1,121 - Day 1,626 - Is using the PCR test to know if you have Covid19 like using a Joel Osteen book to know the Lord?
12 Fri Feb 12, 2021   Call attempt #1,122 - Day 1,627 - The joy of 1St Corinthians 6:11
15 Mon Feb 15, 2021   Call attempt #1,123 - Day 1,630 - Planet Lockdown interview
16 Tue Feb 16, 2021   Call attempt #1,124 - Day 1,631 - How to love well - IntelExit - Patch or Solve Censorship and Privacy
17 Wed Feb 17, 2021   Call attempt #1,125 - Day 1,632 - Reached 1% in 5 year goal of 1 million jumping jacks - And a lot on slavery
18 Thu Feb 18, 2021   Call attempt #1,126 - Day 1,633 - Carman – Champion video – Nigeria kidnapping again today
19 Fri Feb 19, 2021   Call attempt #1,127 - Day 1,634 - D. B. Cooper - Vaccines
22 Mon Feb 22, 2021   Call attempt #1,128 - Day 1,637 - Speaking plainly about the grace in Hebrews 4:16
23 Tue Feb 23, 2021   Call attempt #1,129 - Day 1,638 - How is my family reacting to the Panic-Demic?
24 Wed Feb 24, 2021   Call attempt #1,130 - Day 1,639 - An emotional email about slavery
25 Thu Feb 25, 2021   Call attempt #1,131 - Day 1,640 - Last straw on the camel's back
26 Fri Feb 26, 2021   Call attempt #1,132 - Day 1,641 - Over 300 more girls were kidnapped in Nigeria today - I know the feeling