The Christian Gatherings In City Churches and House Churches

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

Early Christian gatherings for worship included assemblies for the Lord's Supper, for the sharing of spiritual gifts, and for the baptism of new believers. The discussion of these assemblies in the New Testament, especially the writings of Paul, is clarified when we understand that some of these descriptions apply to the gathering of the citywide church, while others refer to the setting of the local house church.

The Corinthian correspondence is our main source for understanding what went...


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