Note: This is not a debate. I would like the following questions addressed according to the verse that's listed below. I have often heard it argued that the Regulative Principle of Worship precludes having choirs or soloists in corporate worship. Yet, we find in 1 Cor 14:26, "What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up." - ESV This verse seems to indicate that there can be individuals that present elements of worship during corporate worship, even song (hymns), so long as they are done in an orderly manner and are edifying to the body. What are your thoughts on this verse? Also some other questions to take into consideration. If it is permissible for an individual to be called upon to pray out loud and lead a congregation in prayer how would this be different from him singing a written prayer? Or if an individual can be called upon to read Scripture, how would this be different from him singing a musical setting of Scripture? Again, I do not wish to debate, I simply am asking for other's thoughts in relation to the 1 Cor 14:26 verse, and the reasons why you would either support or reject a soloist or choir singing special music in worship.