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Thursday, July 12, 2012

FEARLESS: Home church

-not afraid of the snow
-she shall rejoice in time to come

this is a Proverb's 31 series post

There are many ways in which you can follow Christ as far as biblical standards are concerned.  Are you in an area where it seems like the churches have abandoned the scripture or are overly controlling in areas where Christ himself discourages people from acting as a control factor in that area?  Are you concerned about the music that is brought into certain churches or feel as if the church in the area has simply put more hope in the flesh rather than in the Spirit of Christ?  Perhaps you have noticed that individuals in the churches surrounding you are supporting and encouraging wicked practices like abortion or dating....  The list goes on.

If any of the above are true for you, you can have your own home church!  You could ALWAYS invite other families or you could join up with a "good" church in the area and simply call your home church a bible study.  What ever the case may be, it is possible to stick with your convictions and live for Christ no matter what the circumstances may be.

An article to help you get started can be found at .http://www.ehow.com/how_8279800_church-home-kids.html

For those of a more liberalized approach to Christianity here is a link to independent aspects of Christianity.  It basically entails that one only need to look within to find the essence of finding freedom in our lives.  A person of this nature must be aware that it could cause you to feel as if you are a lone park ranger in an isolated jungle if you really WANT this type of spirituality.

On the other hand, those who are more conservative and follow exclusive scripture, particularly the KJV a good way to enhance and exemplify the biblical writings is to have one chapter of Christ's writings read, a random chapter of the old testament read and a random chapter of the new testament read.  When you allow the words of Christ to be the preacher, there is no need to "hire" an actual trained man to preach.  Women can "submit" in a sense to there own husband's to get the most of relationship between husband and wife.  You may also play or sing a hymn or two.  Various elements like communion, foot washing, head covering and such can be held at a separate time.

One thing to remember in order to be fully successful in home church is to keep a specific scheduled time to have church for 1-4 hours at a time every week depending on how detailed you would like it to be.  Willing to serve others is also another another key to success.

Good luck and happy worshiping!
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