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Real Christian Community

Household of ChristA Household is distinct in that each' specialness lies in the mix of individuals who are the real Body of Christ there. When we see the church, we need to remember that hidden beneath the surface is the real Christian community, the household of faith.

A Worshipping Unit

Group of People of Mixed RaceIn both the Christian and the Jewish traditions, church worship in the household and not the church or synagogue is the center of religious life. Joshua is remembered for his dedication and in challenging the people of Israel. Similarly, the New Testament Church and Early Church both identify church worship in the home as the basic worshipping unit. Billy Graham writes for his generation, "the foundations of civilization are no stronger and no more enduring than the corporate integrity of the homes on which they rest. If the home deteriorates, civilization will crumble and fall." The Christian church has always had household worship as its basic unit.✞

"Household Church Worship"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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