The church is the community of all true believers for all time. The Church Is Local and Universal. In the New Testament, the word “church” may be applied to a group of believers at any level, ranging from a very small group meeting in a private home to the group of all true believers in the universal church.
I am not the Church & you are not the Church; we are the Church. A follower of Jesus is a Christian; the togetherness of Christians is the Church.
The Church gathered in large meetings and small meetings, Organized gatherings & organic gatherings.
Acts 2:42-47 (ESV)
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
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