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J.B. Lightfoot, Essay on Ministry

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Here for your perusal is a notable essay by a notable English scholar. It has been in print for about 150 years. I recommend it in that it reveals the different issues in play with regard to the church leadership conversation - not because it will settle these issues to your satisfaction. Source: Lightfoot's Commentary on Philippians. 1888.  The first paragraph is beautiful: "The kingdom of Christ, not being a kingdom of this world, is not limited by the restrictions which fetter other societies, poltical or religious. It is in the fullest sense free, comprehensive, universal. It displays this character, not only in the acceptance of all comers who seek admission, irrespe

Significance of the Early House Churches

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This important essay appeared in the last century and became noted as a catalyst for the subject of house churches. The author is Floyd Filson.Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 58, No. 2 (June, 1939), pp. 105-112
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