But, of course, I can’t leave it like that, can I? That would be too easy.
Obviously, in the New Testament, we read about believers meeting in houses in several cities, both in the book of Acts and in some of Paul’s letters. I’ve read several books (and I’ve written several blog posts) that discuss some of the benefits of gathering in homes. I’ve often gathered in homes with various brothers and sisters in Christ, and I’ve found it to be extremely helpful.
But, like Keith said, gathering in homes is not the answer. Here is part of his post:
But gathering in a home won’t cut it. Meeting in a circle and singing songs won’t accomplish anything. Having a great meeting about Jesus is not the same thing as having an actual meeting with Jesus.
House church is not the answer. Jesus is. And learning to gather beneath the shadow of His wings, and learning to hear His voice together, and actually encountering the Risen One in the fellowship of other submitted and surrendered believers is what every follower of Christ is made for.
Please read the rest of Keith’s post, and if you’re interested in my thoughts on this issue, you may want to read my post “Why I’m not a house church proponent.”
I have a few related questions for my readers: 1) Have you ever gathered with other believers in a home? 2) What benefits did you experience while gathering in a home? 3) What struggles / detriments / hindrances did you experience while gathering in a home?