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I fear that I may be opening a can of worms with this question :-)Ever since the post on the church having the wrong priority (, I have been doing a lot of thinking and praying on the kingdom of God. It seems that Mr. Perks has a point in that Matt 6:33 tells us that pursuit the kingdom of God comes first in our Christian life. After all, it's there in both the verse and in the context. Yet I can't say that I have a good handle on the phrase "kingdom of God" so I decide that a little research is necessary. This can't be all *that* difficult, can it?So I start with my trusty friend Google. "What is the kingdom of God?", I ask, half expecting
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At times I have the tendency to overcomplicate things. House Church concepts have helped me to stay focused on what is most important. I would like to share a chapter on a book I am writing entitled, "The Simplicity of Christ."
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Good evening my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,As some of you are already aware, I have slowly been moving away from the institutional church and more toward Christian assemblies such as this forum where the Gospel of Christ takes center stage in life. During this transition period of a year and one-half I have sought not to be rash in changing my beliefs, especially since I have learned much about God in my 60 years in the institutional church. Instead, I desire to keep the sound doctrine of my youth while rejecting that which cannot be supported in Scripture.As part of my investigation, I have done a lot of studying on the role of church leaders. God has commanded us to obey our le
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I have a close relative who I love and admire very much.  When we get together he is fascinated by world events and people who are planning to take over the world. I am not sure if he hears about most of this from his church or other associates. Maybe he has solid facts behind these theories, I do not know.Lately I have been thinking about sharing with him some convictions I have come to hold after many years of studying the bible and history. I found a book in a used book store entitled, "The Mustard Seed Conspiracy." The title intrigued me. I have seen how faith in Christ has grown from a tiny movement in a insignificant part of the world to a world-wide belief that is hugely diverse. I ha
The Didache Introduction from le/didache/The Didache meaning “Teaching” is the short name of a Christian manual compiled before 300AD. The full title is The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Some Christians thought Didache was inspired, but the church rejected it when making the final decision which books to include in the New Testament.Didache contained instructions for Christian groups; and its statement of belief may be the first written catechism. It has four parts: the first is the “Two Ways, the Way of Life and the Way of Death;” the second explains how to perform rituals such as baptism, fasting, and Communion; the third covers minis
OUR POSITION: A brief statement of the plea for a return to the Gospel and the Church of Apostolic Times, urged by the people known as Disciples of Christ.      CHAPTER I.      In answer to numerous inquiries and requests, we deem it advisable to set forth, in brief and direct terms, a statement of the position and aims of the Disciples in their plea for a restoration of primitive Christianity. It will not require large space, as our design is not to argue, but simply to state our position. Under three heads we can easily present all that needs to be said:      I. That in which we agree with the parties known as evangelical.      II. That in which we disagree with them all.      III. That in
Hello Church,Me and my family are new to House Church and are in a little bit of a dilemma at the moment. We find ourselves unable to meet because of work or exhaustion from work consistently and I am beginning to see the effects of not meeting on everyone. Many of us are finding ourselves overwhelmed with work and straying away from God. In addition, my dad typically ends up hosting/leading the meetings themselves and is getting a little burned out from it. I suggested the idea of rotating houses so he wouldn't have to do so much work every week but I wanted to hear some feedback about what y'all do if possible. Thank yall
I found this interesting article on the Anabaptist Mennonite network site UK about this group from the Radical Reformation. The Lollards.
 Here is a window into the shared life and function of a home-based assembly/fellowship/ekklesia in Greensboro, NC. As you will see below, there is no official process to ratify this description. It is from one member's vantage point. We are all free to share, describe, and invite people to our group as the Spirit leads us. This post is my invitation to you if you live in or near Greensboro, NC. That said, I believe this accurately reflects our current state as I have experienced it, or heard it discussed within the group.We are a group of Jesus' disciples (multiple families) who gather regularly (usually at least weekly) to "stir one another up toward love and good works" as one small part
Hello, my name is Devante. My wife Tamarra and I are currently in South Virginia and the hampton roads area planting a home church as the Lord leads. We would definitely appreciate the prayer and encouragement. Also if anyone lives close to this area please reach out. My number is 954.243.6191
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I would like to share with you that I'm not connected with a home church, but I do need encouragement and support from those who do meet in the homes and I want to thank you in advance. Please, I would love to have conversations with you all.  I have done a fair amount of research about this issue, i.e., Home Church  vs Institutional church over the years.  It is difficult when family and friends really don't understand why and are quite satisfied with the traditions of men derived from the Early Church Fathers.