As you all probably know, I love Jacob Prasch’s teaching and have found him to be biblically discerning if somewhat challenging. I have often heard him say that the last days church will resemble the first biblical church found in Acts and the Epistles.
Increasingly we have many denominations starting up and we have massive buildings that are called churches. But is that really church as the bible outlines it? As more and more main stream institutionalised churches are heading down the ecumenical path of interfaith union, what will happen to those who don’t want to go down that path because they don’t want to be unequally yoked? Are we fast approaching a church age that resembles the first biblical church? Are we going to be meeting in secret because of persecution from those within and without?
Here are some verses that outlines the very first house churches…
Rom 16:5 and salute the church that is in their house. Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ.
1Co 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Col 4:15 Salute the brethren that are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in their house.
Phm 1:2 and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in thy house:
Today Pastor Dave Royle has shared with his friends on facebook a thought provoking youtube about house church that you may find interesting, if not challenging. If the last days church is to resemble the first church that is outlined in the bible what should that church look like? How should it work as a body of believers? Who is in charge and how is that person held accountable?
Perhaps this youtube may give you the answer…
House Church Part 1 of 6: