What happens in house church meetings?

July 17th, 2014

This is a snippet from one of my favourite books on house churches. It comes from chapter 1 of The church in the House by Robert Fitts.

“We have open meetings with everyone participating. We sing praises to Jesus and seek to build up one another in love. Everyone is important. We read the Bible together, and discuss it in an informal way. Anyone who wants to participate joins in the reading and the discussion. All things are done for encouragement.

The group prays for each other, for other churches, for families, relatives, friends and neighbors; we pray for our president and our country. We minister to one another through prayer, prophetic words, the gifts of the Spirit, and through material aid as the Lord leads. We often have a meal together and celebrate the Lord’s supper.

There is no membership list. Those who belong to the Lord are all members one of another. All seek to follow the instructions of the apostle Paul in I Cor. 14:26 about how to meet.. . . “When you come together everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.”

I love the simplicity of this type of simple church meeting.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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