Pray that all the saints would realize that the life pulse of the practice of the God-ordained way is the homes and would open their home for meetings for the increase and building up of the church (Acts 2:46-47 and note 463; 5:42; 16:15; Rom. 16:5a and note 52; 1 Cor. 16:19 and note 191; Col. 4:15 and note 151).

Acts 2:46-47—And day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, they partook of their food with exultation and simplicity of heart, praising God and having grace with all the people. And the Lord added together day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 5:42—And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and announcing the gospel of Jesus as the Christ.

Acts 16:15—And when [Lydia] was baptized, as well as her household, she entreated us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and abide. And she constrained us.

Rom. 16:5a—And greet the church, which is in their house.

1 Cor. 16:19—The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you much in the Lord, with the church, which is in their house.

Col. 4:15—Greet the brothers in Laodicea, as well as Nymphas and the church, which is in his house.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1985, vol. 3, “The Home Meetings—the Unique Way for the Increase and the Building Up of the Church,” ch. 1, pp. 114.

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