Are We Really Following the 1st Century Pattern?

Some facts to think about concerning the Church Assembly of the First Century.

Dress: (Not fancy attire of suits, ties and high class dresses)

Males = A cloth head cover which extended to the shoulders, a tunic undergarment covered by a loose fitting mantle outer garment with a four inch leather belt or cloth girdle and sandals.

Females = A cloth head cover which extended to the shoulders, a tunic undergarment covered by a loose fitting mantle outer garment and sandals.

Place: (Not carpeted buildings with comfortable padded pews and air conditioning)

Synagogue court yard, Caves, Catacombs, Private homes, River banks, and Schools

Reason: (Not five acts)

Praise God (Psalm 148:5)

Supportive concern for each other (Heb10:24)

Communion (1 Cor. 11;26)

Time: (No set weekly time given or implied by scripture)

Assembly was logically held in the early morning or late evening because most Christians were peasants, slaves, servants or haired workers during the day.

Teachers: (Not just males)

All who had a lesson; Male or female.  (1 Cor 14:26)

Song Leaders: (Not just males)

No God designed or authorized position of worship authority.  All who had a song lead their song; Male or female. (1 Cor. 14:26)

Communion Servers: (Not just males)

God, according to scriptures, has not designed or authorized any all male communion service.  All who attend the assembly took part in the communion be they males or females.

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One thought on “Are We Really Following the 1st Century Pattern?

  1. Makes you think? Just how close are we to the pattern of the 1st Century Christians when it comes to worshipping God? Are we somewhat arrogant in our view of what we consider traditional and acceptable worship?

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