This is the final conclusion of the little series I have about home churches. This is the third part. If you'd like to see the first, CLICK HERE or the second, CLICK HERE. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope it has only encouraged you to feel comfortable with home churches. It seems new and radical to many of us, yet I am here to prove that it is very old, but yes, still radical! Hah!
I am also recommending two books that are really informative and interesting concerning churches and "organized" religion. One is called Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and the other one is called Beyond Radical. It shows a historical depth of how each organized section of church originated, and it's true origins. Very eye opening.
Here, I begin and conclude with this:
Who is the Body of Christ?
Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
-There is one body, many members, different purposes.
-Jew, Gentile, Bond, Free, ALL in one Spirit.
-Each member needs to contribute, all is necessary.
(have churches become a one man show?)
-Members are to care for one another and suffer with one another.
-Each member has a gift from God to contribute.
*Question: Did God reveal his Word to one man to write one book, or many men into 66 books for the Bible?
"Now ye are the Body of Christ and members in particular." 1 Corinthians 12:27
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?" 1 Corinthians 3:16
The Body of Christ needs to be a living sacrifice, holy and unconfirmed to this world. Read Romans 12:1-2.
There is ONE body, not by denomination or building. Read Ephesians 4:4-6.
"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread and in prayers." Acts 2:42.
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