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Impromptu Evangelistic Gatherings

Paul's Hired HouseChristian homes were used in various ways. The Acts of the Apostles shows us such Christian gospel houses being used for prayer meetings, for an evening of Christian fellowship, for Holy Communion services, for a whole night of prayer, worship and instruction, for impromptu evangelistic gatherings, for planned meetings in order to hear the Christian gospel, for following up enquirers, and for organized instruction.

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Group at PrayerWe find Paul making a most interesting use of his hired house in Rome. Dr. Michael Green explains in "Evangelism in the Early Church", "He was no longer able to go out to preach the gospel, so he invited leading Jews to come to his residence for a full day of talking and discussion. His approach was superb. He took the initiative, and explained the reason for his presence in Rome, before they could produce any garbled accounts that may have reached them from Judea. He was brief, factual, conciliatory and to the point."

"Christian Gospel Houses"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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