Here’s an interesting excerpt from Ben Witherington III (Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995):
The flow of the arguments in chs. 12-14 [of 1 Corinthians] is from the general to the more specific. Ch. 14 now focuses on two spiritual gifts in particular: prophecy and tongues. We learn how disorder and division was created not by the gifts themselves, but by the way in which they were used. Not wishing to quench the Corinthians’ zeal for spiritual gifts and expression, Paul tries to concentrate their focus on the speech gift that, because it uses intelligible language, has the greater potential to unify the congregation: prophecy (274-275)
How can the way we use spiritual gifts today (not the gifts themselves) cause disorder or division in a church meeting?