NOT REALLY NEW AT ALL

Initially, in Acts 3, we see that the Church was gathering in the synagogue and in homes daily, but when persecution broke out, the Church was scattered. There were some synagogues where believers could gather, but many synagogues rejected the New Testament revelation that the apostles were commissioned by Christ to bring. By in large, the Church met mostly in homes and in their courtyards. Interestingly, in the first 200 years of the New Testament Church, there is no record of buildings being built for the purpose of corporate worship.

 

In these early days of the Church, the apostles would travel and spend time in certain geographical areas as the Lord directed them. After they left that area, their ministry was not over in that area. Rather, it continued by their only method of communication, handwritten  letters. The different churches, meeting mostly in homes, would receive, share, and meditate in, the letters that were sent. From these letters they would mature, ministry gifts and leaders would emerge, and the Church would grow.

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