See the thread here, which was meant not to turn into a debate on the propriety of lay preaching: https://www.puritanboard.com/thread...rs-“approved-and-called-by-the-church”.95937/ When is lay preaching permitted in public worship? Never, according to the Westminster Standards. (See the Larger Catechism, Questions 156 to 159.) Are the Standards wrong here? I don't think so. I see nothing in Scripture that could be taken to permit anyone other than an ordained minister to preach. My question, for those who think lay preaching acceptable in public worship, is simply, What biblical warrant is there for lay preaching?