Internal Life of the Worshiping Community

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

A glimpse of the church's life in the earliest stages is provided in Acts 2:42, which states that the Christians "devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. " These categories in general continue to characterize the church's activities throughout the New Testament period.


Teaching, as mentioned above, is not the same as the public proclamation of the lordship of Christ, but is instruction in the theological,...


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