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Early Church

Jerusalem HouseIn Early Church days, a Christian family gathered quietly in a respected household. They lived and worshiped and enjoyed ministry differently from our type of worship today. For them "Church" meant not a weekly encounter with other Christians for an hour or so on Sunday mornings, but a close knit community who daily cared for each other and shared their love of Jesus together. They prayed, worshiped, and supported one another because of their faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. This created great difficulties for the secular authorities who were trying to stop the "Way" from developing and growing. Today's Christian Church is in some senses in a similar situation to the Early Church. It lives in a secular society which often considers people and things as just tools for creating wealth for themselves. In our twenty first century Christian church, much of our resources are poured into buildings and maintenance of an institution. Instead of ministry centers for outreach, our church buildings have often become museums and a focus of our time, financial resources and energy. Today, we need a contemporary Christian ministry like the Early Church's in order to develop and grow.

"Contemporary Christian Ministry"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

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