Church in a home? A bar? A park? A movie theater?

Today is Sunday! 

That means millions of people all around the world will gather together for some kind of weekly service or experience  together.

Hebrews 10:22-25 (msg)

“So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching”

I love Sunday’s.  

Today, many of the people who call Thrive their church home will gather together as well!

But, the difference today is…we will gather together in a home. 

Acts 2:42-47

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved”

Thrive has gathered together in a bar, a park, a movie theater, restaurants, in a tent and in homes. 

And, today we’re meeting in my home. Honestly, meeting in a home scares a few people. Why? Because they’re under the impression that in order for a church to be a church, it has to meet in a church building.

But, a building doesn’t make a church a church. 

Buildings are great, don’t get me wrong. Goodness, buildings are awesome. A place for people to gather, to pray for each other, to worship, etc, etc, etc.

But, for so many people, the building itself has come to represent…THE CHURCH.

That’s just not the case.

You’ve heard it said a million times and I’ve said it a million times, but the people, the people are the church. 

So, whether you gather together today in an amazing building, an ok building or a home…you’re the church.

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Pray for one another. Worship together. Break bread. Laugh. Care for one another. Dig into the scriptures.

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