Post by Brother Ben on Sept 27, 2012 18:06:13 GMT -5
The biggest obstacle is that people don't like home church because of preconceived notions of what a church should be, i.e. brick and mortar, Sunday School, pulpit, pews, etc. Meeting in a home means you are forced to be close, open, and tranparent. This goes against our protective nature. Also, it can be lonely. we did it for several years.
We finally found a fellowship we like of (mostly) ex-Amish that are born again and somewhat open to the leadership of the Spirit of God to direct them. They, likje all people and grouops, have cultural things to overcome. We appreciate them and how they try. It is an atmosphere that IS condusive to large conservative families.
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther