Early Church Activity

No matter whose house the service, the focus was always on Jesus, risen from the dead. Certainly, they broke bread together. (See Luke 22)

Paul told them to “Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. (Colossians 3:15-17, MSG)).

They worshipped, sang, lived by the scriptures (note at that point all they had was the Old Testament!) People prayed, taught, shared the gospel and communion and they baptized folks. They cared for one another. The love they displayed drew others to the church. When the church got too big, they started a second church.

Eventually, as the apostles wrote letters, those letters were sent from church to church. Think about your living room. How many people could you fit in there? That was about the size of their churches. 

Don’t worry about having a bigger building. Don’t worry if you can’t get into your humongous monument on the hill. Meet where you are, with who you can and worship the Christ.

Prayer- God, stop our hearts for yearning for buildings when it is you, we should be craving. Amen.

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