Mission 2:42 : Part 3: Temple and Home
We have said most recently that a great blueprint for how to do church is contained in the description of the Early New Testament as recorded in Act 2:42-47. That church was characterized by a devotion to right teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread as lived out around the Lord’s Table, and to prayer. These things became the pillars upon which the church was built. These things made up the DNA, if you will, of the early church.
Underlying those things was a rhythm that was lived out regularly by those who were a part of that Early New Testament church. They lived out their faith in groups that were both large and small. Acts 2:46 states that “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” They did life together along a continuum that included both the temple and home, the organized and organic, the gathered and scattered, and the structured and organic.