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 favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Originally, Christians did not confine their fellowship purely to one central venue. Rather, they gathered both at the temple and in believers’ homes. That was one of the keys to their astronomical growth. It can be ours too!
This business of separating “church life” from “home life” is unbiblical. Sadly, too many believers live such a dualistic life. They are angels at church and devils at home!
In the first place, the home is the main crucible of socialisation. It is the primary vehicle where our values and mores are shaped. Therefore, excluding God from the home environment is tantamount to condemning household members to a godless life. Satan and his dark kingdom are only to happy to fill the vacuum!
Secondly, such a practice robs believers of the opportunity to impact their neighbourhoods for God. Jesus teaches that observers will know that we are His true disciples when we love one another (John 13:34-35). Now, how will they know our love for each other if they never see us together in joyful, loving fellowship?
Let us be intentional about having church in our houses, beloved. Let each one of us be part and parcel of a community of believers that meet in the home. We will be greatly edified, many will be saved and God will be glorified.