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What makes a meeting “an assembly gathering”?

What makes a meeting an “assembly gathering”? by Michael J. Penfold A survey of the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline epistles reveals that churches in the first century assembled for a variety of regular meetings, among them; prayer meetings, Bible teaching meetings and, of course, the Lord’s Supper.1 On such occasions a whole […]

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Chapter 7 – The Local Assembly Proclaims Divine Truth

Local Assembly Basics Chapter 7 – The Local Assembly Proclaims Divine Truth Before looking, in this chapter, at the local assembly’s role as a vehicle for the dissemination and defence of Bible doctrine, a particular aspect of ‘proclaiming divine truth’ must be mentioned. In the weekly Lord’s Supper, sometimes called “the breaking of bread” (Acts […]

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