THE LOCAL CHURCH - HIS BODY MANIFEST [3.]
Meetings are to be conducted in way that will be conducive to the flow of the Holy Spirit’s manifestation in any particular meeting, and thus it is recommended that the following guidelines become part of that meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR MEETINGS, AND MUST BE ADHERED TO STRICTLY.
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
Psalm 119:1 - 8.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
It is a man's honour to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Proverbs 17:14, 20:3.
Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words, it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
2 Timothy 2:14.
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because they are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."
Matthew 5:23, 24.
"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that `every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them."
Matthew 18:15 - 19.