Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Norbie: the world at enmity with God

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.
    —1 Corinthians 16:19 (NIV)
    For many years the Christians met in homes and never possessed any special buildings for their gatherings. As religio illicita, no thought could be had of a permanent structure for gatherings. This would only facilitate matters for the Roman government in its merciless persecutions. The early Church was very conscious of its pilgrim character in a world which was at enmity with God.
    ... Donald L. Norbie, New Testament Church Organization, Interest, Chicago: 1955, p. 21 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 16:19; Ps. 137:4; Luke 9:54-58; John 15:18-20; Acts 16:14,15; Rom. 5:10; 8:7; 16:5; Col. 4:15; Philem. 1:2; Heb. 11:16; 1 John 3:13
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You show me the pilgrim’s way.
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