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God's Divine Vehicle

ArmPaul the Apostle wrote in 1 Corinthians 12.27, "Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it." Christ's Household Church was the foundation of the faith in the Early days of Christianity, in fact for the first three centuries. Saint Paul wrote to Timothy his young companion and colleague in 1 Timothy 3.15, "God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth."

Divine Vehicle

MirrorRemarkably, God chooses to operate today, as in the Early Church, through the household Church. You and I, who love Jesus, are together God's divine vehicle, "Christ's Body!" The Body of Christ is most clearly seen in the household. Christ's church, is the small team of Christian friends and family who work and worship together. Households in the Early Church were extended families with parents, grandparents, children, teenagers and widowed relatives, as well as servants, many babies and infants. They also embraced other single persons, childless couples and small family units. In the New Testament record, the household church conducted their own worship services at home. They gave baptismal instruction, performed baptisms, and celebrated the Lord's Supper and no doubt other ceremonies all around the kitchen table.

"Christ's Household Church"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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