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Old 12-03-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Has anybody been envolved in a homechurch? Did you like it and were there ever major issues among those involved? What are the pros and cons about them?
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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Has anybody been envolved in a homechurch? Did you like it and were there ever major issues among those involved? What are the pros and cons about them?
Pros- Have more control of the direction of your church in terms of sound doctrine, church discipline etc...

Cons- Don't let it get too big or else you will have to move in a bigger building and then you will have to start the process all over again.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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We have been doing home fellowship since 1994. It really is the best way to go. Good article here.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Speaking only for myself.. I would love to attend "home church"..Since I dropped out of organized religion (I didn't drop out I was led out), I have been studying the movement along with the Epistles especially the Paul letters..

He never told the people to build a house to God with bricks and mortar, he never told them to establish special building funds and take out loans, he never told them that they had to hire a complete staff to run those buildings, he never told them to make sure everyone is sitting so that their eyes will be on the speaker they pay to bring them a message, he never told them that the bigger the building, the more entertainment, the more elaborate electronic equipment the more members you will bring in.

.IMO, all those things were brought in when man made his own rules and started religions in their own names..Competition for wealth, power and personal egos has resulted in many being pulled further and further from the simple message of Jesus in Matthew 18:20..

We are the church, Christ is the head, we are members of his body..Each one of us must be encouraged to use our gifts to honor Christ and not be held back with the rules of the religion or the building..
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Speaking only for myself.. I would love to attend "home church"..Since I dropped out of organized religion (I didn't drop out I was led out), I have been studying the movement along with the Epistles especially the Paul letters..

He never told the people to build a house to God with bricks and mortar, he never told them to establish special building funds and take out loans, he never told them that they had to hire a complete staff to run those buildings, he never told them to make sure everyone is sitting so that their eyes will be on the speaker they pay to bring them a message, he never told them that the bigger the building, the more entertainment, the more elaborate electronic equipment the more members you will bring in.

.IMO, all those things were brought in when man made his own rules and started religions in their own names..Competition for wealth, power and personal egos has resulted in many being pulled further and further from the simple message of Jesus in Matthew 18:20..

We are the church, Christ is the head, we are members of his body..Each one of us must be encouraged to use our gifts to honor Christ and not be held back with the rules of the religion or the building..
Jmho
Amen. Cannot rep you so . ..
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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Amen. Cannot rep you so . ..
I second that AMEN.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Yes, I have found a really great church that I go to now. It's called New Life Ministries (off of Florentine Rd. in Prescott Valley, Az.).

I love this church. Lots of great gospel music, great people, it goes right into the Bible, and the sermons are great. I have found my church.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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I second that AMEN.
I THIRD that amen!!
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: RV Park
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I THIRD that amen!!
And so on...!

(Can anyone rep her - I can't)
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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And so on...!

(Can anyone rep her - I can't)
Aparently i havn't rep'd her in a while.

So group rep. via freedom

oh and

godspeed,

freedom
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