House Church Talk - the last recorded words of Jesus

Dan Beaty dlbeaty at
Wed Apr 7 09:41:53 EDT 2004


You make and excellent point. In fact, I have recently read in early church
history that others did testify of the Christians love for one another.
Sadly, later and for the next 2 thousand years, the world has also observed
much division and hatred among those who call themselves Christians.

Dan B.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Kelly" <seank at>
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Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 4:47 PM
Subject: RE: House Church Talk -  the last recorded words of Jesus

> I'll throw this out because it is slightly related and I'd sure like
> some feedback on this type of thinking.
> Christ prayed in John 17:20-21, "I do not ask on behalf of these alone,
> but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may
> all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also
> may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me." Our
> living in unity with one another and with the Father will have an effect
> on the world.
> Further Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 11:26 that "as often as you eat
> this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He
> comes." so we see that preaching is not merely a verbal activity.
> Further Peter exhorts us to "always being ready to make a defense to
> everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you" -
> 1Pe 3:15 which implies to me that my actions will prompt questions.
> So I'm struck with the idea that the verbal act of presenting the gospel
> may be a very small part of preaching it to all creation as we are
> commanded to in Mark 16:15.
> Any thoughts? It is a Friday and so I may not be thinking all that
> clearly.
> SeanK
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>         Hi Ross,
> I was also wondering that if the command to preach and baptize was
> limited to those who heard it directly, why did so many others take it
> upon themselves to preach?
> Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where
> preaching the word.
> Acts 11:19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution
> that
> arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and
> Antioch,
> preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
>     your friend,
>          David Anderson
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