YOU AND THE BODY OF CHRIST FULFILLED
There two aspects of the Body of Christ -
[1.] Life and
order to fulfill the fellowship commissions of a local body or cell
group in the Body of Christ.
This is done by means of the 5-fold ministry throughout the Body of Christ. This subject will be covered in more detail, at a later stage in these postings.
personal or close Presence of God becomes known by means of the
fellowships or cell groups, inextricably interwoven with 5 fold
The interaction between the saints, and the 5 fold ministry in
Ephesians by which we become like Christ is shown in the `spiritual
sacrifices' given below.
But first we give some scriptures in which the `spiritual sacrifices are able to be completely comfortable in the meetings; and we will see that the spiritual sacrifices can only reach their full fruition within the context of the fellowship or cell group meetings.
These scriptures will be found below together with the outlines on the `Church meetings/cell groups.'
Before we discuss the meetings, and their scriptures it will be necessary to look at the purpose of the `meetings', and also some scriptures, which deal with group inter-action.
The Lord's Prayer is also looked at and contextualized; showing the parallel between the prayer, the sacrifices and the cell groups.
IT IS VITAL TO NOTE AT THIS POINT THERE ARE --- ONLY --- FIVE TYPES OF MEETINGS TO BE FOUND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT; AND ARE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE EARLY CHRISTIANS MET!
THESE 5 MEETINGS ARE: -
1. COVENANT MEETING --- [Breaking of bread, Communion, learning about what Covenants are,etc.]
2. PRAYER MEETING --- [to be the mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit, to bring heaven to earth]
3. WORSHIP MEETING --- [praise from our hearts, minds and lips in worship.]
4. GOOD NEWS MEETING --- [Outreach to backsliders, unsaved people.]
5. BIBLE STUDY MEETING --- [acceptance of sanctification by believers through the study of the Bible]
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
WELCOME TO MEETINGS OF THIS LOCAL PORTION OF
THE CHURCH AT...............
FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR MEETINGS, AND MUST BE
ADHERED TO STRICTLY, IF YOU WANT SUCCESS IN YOUR MEETINGS.
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.
We also need to look at the following thought: -
THERE IS ONLY ONE PURPOSE
TO AND FOR THE CHURCH MEETINGS
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
AT - ONE - MENT
For people landing on this page for the first time, please go to the first posting, and proceed from there, as all the postings are sequential in nature.
Actually, it would benefit you the most, if you go to the very first posting in this hive, so that you can follow through on the sequence, obtaining maximum benefit.
Thank you, and it will be for your own benefit.
I WOULD START HERE -
LINK TO THE VERY BEGINNING -
WHO WE ARE, AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN
August 17th 2016