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The Meeting

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When I wrote The Meal, I talked about how we tend to put the focus on the elements (bread and wine) instead of on the meal itself.  My point is that the purpose of communion was in the meal and not in the food.  In the meal we remember the Lord’s death.

I think the same thing is true for Christian meetings.  We tend to focus on what should be done at the meeting more than focusing on being together with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  The New Testament has a different focus for meetings.  New Testament meetings were focused on encouraging each other.  We are never told how to have a meeting in Scripture but we are told to edify one another.  Build one another up into love and good works.  This means that the things we do in the meeting can change as long as the purpose of the meeting doesn’t.

Too often our purpose in attending meetings has been to fulfill a set of religious obligations instead of the reason that Jesus had in mind.

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Written by freeinchrist

March 12, 2010 at 8:00 am

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