House Church: What Does is Really Look Like?

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Episode Summary

We believe the Church is God’s central avenue for developing His children. We believe having a scripturally accurate experience with the Church is critical to forming a thriving Christian marriage, family, and faith.

The Bible commands our marriage to reflect the relationship between Christ and His church. However, if we don’t properly experience the church according to Scripture, it becomes difficult to model in our own marriage. In this episode, Veronica and I take a look at the Bible’s instruction for the weekly church gathering, how it differs from what most Christians are currently experiencing, and how it’s critically connected to the health of our marriage, our family, and our faith.

For more information about biblical house churches, we offer a variety of resources from our companion ministry RelearnChurch.org. A great place to start is this article: What is biblical church? 

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In addition to our teaching time, we usually answer one-two critical questions from our listening audience. If we had a Q&A in this episode you can view those questions at the bottom of this page and hear our responses at the closing of this episode. Also, if you have a question you would like answered on the show, please email us at support@ultimatemarriage.com.

Worthy Quotes From This Episode

  • The opposite of accountability is autonomy. Autonomy is contrary to how the Bible describes the Christian life. We are part of one body, not independent entities.
  • There’s a big difference between talking bad about the Church (Christ’s Bride) and bringing identification to the problems the church is facing.
  • A manmade model will never deliver a Christlike results.
  • If you simply followed the Bible as your blueprint for forming church gatherings there is no way you would end up with what we have today.
  • RC Ryle: “When traditions are first called into being they are useful, then they become necessary. And at last they are too often made idols, and all must bow down to them or be punished.”
  • What the church wins people with is what they win people to.

Scripture From This Episode

  • Proverbs 18:1 “A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.”
  • 2nd Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
  • Matthew 9:40 “For he who is not against us is on our side.”
  • Hebrews 10:24-25 “and let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Questions Answered In This Episode

  • No questions answered in this episode.

This Week’s Memory Verse

  • Hebrews 10:24-25 “and let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Lastly, did anything stand out in this show? Do you have any comments, additions or questions? Let us know about them in the comments below.

Written By Dale Partridge
Dale is the co-founder and Editor in Chief at Ultimate Marriage. He is best known as a thought leader on biblical theology, family, and church practice. Currently, Dale is finishing his graduate studies at Western Seminary.
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