As the school year was starting, I had the privilege of meeting with other Christians on campus for three weeks to orient incoming students as to how we meet on Sundays. During these times, I was able to share several basic points of truth and practice with those attending. These are listed below with verse references and footnotes (from the Recovery Version of the Bible).
I appreciated and enjoyed these times on campus and hope they were mutually beneficial to all those who attended.
- Amen and Hallelujah
- Meeting in mutuality and prophesying
- The primary definition of "prophesy" in the Bible is to speak for God, not to predict the future (Rom. 12:62)
- Eph. 4:16; 1 Cor. 14:24-26, 31
- "Brothers," "sisters," and "saints" are common terms for the believers in the New Testament
- Matt. 12:50; John 20:17; cf. Rom. 16:1
- Six of the New Testament epistles begin with a greeting to the saints (i.e. all the believers in that church) — 1 Cor. 1:2; 2 Cor. 1:1; Eph. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2; Jude 3
- The Lord's Day Meeting
- The Lord's table was established by the Lord (Matt. 26:26-30) and reviewed by the Apostle Paul (1 Cor. 10:16-17; 11:23-26)
- For our remembrance of the Lord by partaking of Him
- For our satisfaction and His satisfaction
- For our praise and worship of the Father (Heb. 2:11-12)