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