Paul's Passing Thoughts

Home Fellowships Are NOT Fuzzyville

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 22, 2018

ppt-jpeg4I have seen my share of destroyed lives at the hands of mysticism. And unfortunately, what is commonly referred to as “home church” is a hotbed for anything-goes “worship.” In most cases, it’s the same ignorance brought from the institutional church without any guardrails.

I understand the pushback against religious authority, but unfortunately, many of these gatherings equate necessary gifts with positions of authority. A good example follows:

“Our meetings are small and simple. There are no worship leaders, and no senior pastors. All we have is the Lord and one another. That’s all we need to come together to partake of the Living Christ…”

First of all, gathering together to encourage each other unto good works is not worship, all of life is worship, and what does it mean exactly to “partake in the living Christ”? Notice that “partaking in Christ” is supposedly something we do separately from seamless living for God’s glory.

Though a real home fellowship is simple and informal, it should also be part of a larger network that accomplishes powerful things for the Lord.

And, gifts are vital. Gifts are a necessary leadership, but leadership doesn’t equal authority.


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  1. John said, on May 22, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Yeah, the partake bit is bothersome…as though Christ is placed “somewhere” exclusively outside of us. And the “living” Christ is an oxymoron. Would I wanna worship someone who is dead? Here, in my valley of dry bones and roaming cattle and the occasional wild animal lurking in the garden, many people worship their long-dead ancestors and “hear” from them too. The results? Dangerous and rather idiotic.

    Someone, throw them bones, as they say around here.


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