What Should Happen In Church?

What happens when Christ-followers meet together?
Christ-followers are supposed to regularly meet together (see Hebrews 10:14), but what are they supposed to do when they meet? Many centuries of tradition say that they are suppose to passively sit back and watch one man do religious ceremonies and then give them a talk.  However what does the New Testament say that they should do?
1) In Matthew 18:20, Jesus says: “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them,” so believers are supposed to interact with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ (not ignore Him like He’s not in the room).
2) Romans 8:14 says: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God,” so Christ-followers are supposed to listen to and obey the Spirit.
3) I Corinthians 14:26 says: “How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation,” so believers are supposed to actively participate in the meeting by sharing what God has put on their heart.
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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