Public Activities of the Worshiping Community

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

Although the church had no legitimate status in the Roman world, it was able to evangelize and expand by means of public proclamation or preaching, especially through the medium of the synagogue.


The early church could not conduct public worship on the scale to which North American Christians are accustomed. Especially in the Jewish homeland, the church's situation was similar to that of today's believers in Muslim countries, where any public expression of Christian faith is...


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