Did you know that in the New Testament, “preaching” is always outside the church toward non-believers …
And never in the church toward believers?
In the church, the New Testament says instead we are to teach, encourage and admonish one another.
Plus, the original Greek word almost always used for “teach” or “teaching” in the church means through participatory, interactive dialog …
Rather than letting anyone monopolize our time together with one-way preaching or monologue sermons.
If that surprises you, check it out yourself.
Then ask, what else about “church” have you uncritically assumed without actually verifying it in Scripture?