The Nature of the Church – Housegroup Diagram

The early church were “one in heart and mind,” “shared everything they had,” honoured one another above themselves,” “practised hospitality,” “always kept on praying for all the saints.” They held that each member “belongs to all the others.” Through every member ministry they encouraged one another and “built each other up.” They spurred one another on “toward love and good deeds” They were committed to “go and make disciples”. 

This can’t all happen in church services.
(Acts 2:44-45; 4:32, Rom 12:10, 13; Php 2:3-4; 1 Cor 12:26; Eph 6:18; Rom 12:4-5; Eph 4:16; 1 Thess 5:11; Heb 10:24; Matt 28:18-20).

Diagram of 'Area Housegroup' in relation to the life of the church.

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