Open Heaven 16 January 2022 – Returning to the Home Church Model

Open Heaven 16 January 2022: [Sunday] Devotional By Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Returning to the Home Church Model

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Open Heaven 16 January 2022 TOPIC: Returning to the Home Church Model

Memorise: Salute the brethren which are in Laodiceea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. Colossians 4:15

READ: Romans 16:3-5 (KJV)

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

 

4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

 

5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the first fruits of Achaia unto Christ.

Open Heaven 16 January 2022 – Returning to the Home Church Model

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 46-48

Open Heaven 16 January 2022 MESSAGE:

The Home Church model is the oldest form of worship centres right from the Old Testament days. It should be recalled that what is now known as Abrahamic faith in at least three notable religions of the world started as a family mode of worship.

Read: Open Heavens 15 January 2022 – The God of Wonders  

The Bible tells of how the Abrahamic faith started within the household of Abraham in Genesis 18:19. lt is equally interesting to note that the New Testament Church was born, it was within a household at the Upper Room (Acts 1:13).

 

This was where all the earliest apostles were residing when the New Testament Church was inaugurated by the coming of the Holy Ghost.

 

Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus.…Likewise greet the church that is in their house… Romans 16:3,5. Therefore, adopting the Home Church model is going back to the basics.

 

The Home Church model has been proven to be beneficial right from the birth of the Church and all the hostility from the world against it. The blessings accruing from this model are innumerable but we shall mention some of the spiritual ones today.

 

To start with, putting a Church in your house in the form of a House Fellowship Centre is like putting the Ark of the Covenant there and it brings abundant blessings like in the case of Obededom in 2 Samuel 6:10-11.

 

Open Heaven 16 January 2022 – OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY

Obededom became a national celebrity to the extent that even King David envied him and hurriedly took the Ark away from his household. The good news is that no one can take the Church away from you as long as you allow Jesus to remain in your house.

 

Corporately speaking, the Home Church model enhances all-round growth of the Church. Spiritually, members Of the House Fellowship and by extension, of the Church are groomed since they would be properly taken care of.

 

This model discourages the loss of souls in the multitude of the bigger mother-Church. As we can see from the scriptures we reviewed above, the Home Church model is a design from God and we must all return to it.

 

Beloved, decide to use your home as a sub-unit of a bigger Church today and you would be richly blessed by so doing, in Jesus’ name.

Open Heaven 16 January 2022 PRAYER POINT:

Father, please qualify my home as worthy to be a custodian of Your Church, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Open Heaven 16 January 2022 HYMN: NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

1. Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee;

E’ en though it be a cross

That raiseth me,

Still all my song shall be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee.

 

2. Though, like a wanderer

The sun gone down,

Darkness comes over me,

My rest a stone;

Yet in my dreams I’d be

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee.

 

3. There let me see the sight,

An open heaven;

All that thou sendest me,

In mercy given;

Angles to beckon me

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee

 

4. Then, with my walking thoughts

Bright with Thy praise,

Out of my stony griefs

Bethel I’ll raise,

So by my woes to be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee

 

5. Or if on joyful wing

Cleaving the sky

Sun, moon, and stars forgot,

Upwards I fly,

Still all my song shall be,

Nearer my God to Thee,

Nearer my God to Thee,

Nearer to Thee!

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches kleinanzeigen in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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