House Church Talk - agenda documentation
clairebnntt at cox.net
Mon Apr 19 19:17:11 EDT 2004
Some of you have asked me for some documentation, here are a few links.
Jonathan Lindvall states that hc leaders must be homeschooling fathers and their wives may not work outside the home (considered ruling his family well) http://members.aol.com/Boldcl/leadship.htm
Steve Atkerson: Apostolic tradition is binding upon all churches in all ages and cultures, i.e, meeting on Sunday, head coverings for women, full-meal Lord's supper (now I like this one, getting together for a meal, but it doesn't need to be a command)
He also states that brothers should be free to bring a teaching, question a speaker, suggest a song. The implication here is that a woman cannot, the women prepare the food and the men prepare what to say, but maybe I am misunderstanding. http://www.ntrf.org/interact.html
Nope, I was not misunderstanding.
Ladies do not speak out or pray publicly in the 1Co 14 meeting (yes, we know this is hard to believe, but look up 1Co 14:33-35 and you'll see where this comes from). In contrast, the sisters do speak quite a bit during the fellowship of the Lord's Supper!
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