Gathering To His Name – Matt. 18. 20

Marked by:–

Unadulterated Simplicity – “Where two or three are gathered …”

2 Cor. 11. 13 “I fear lest, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty … so your minds be corrupted from the simplicity that is toward Christ” (R.V.).

Note simplicity of:

  1. Giving – Rom. 12. 8. Liberality (A V.M.).
  2. Grace – 2 Cor. 1. 12. Living (R.V. behaviour).
  3. Gospel – 2 Cor. 11. 3. Loyalty.

Unbroken Fellowship – “are gathered together …”

Other gatherings of the church:

  1. For Prayer – Acts 12. 5.
  2. Discipline – 1 Cor. 5. 4
  3. Breaking of Bread – 1 Cor. 11. 20.

Undivided Purpose – “in or unto My Name.”

In His Name we may count upon-

  1. His Presence – Matt. 18. 20.
  2. His Power – John 14. 13.
  3. His Pleasure – Mark 9. 41.

Unchallenged Authority – “there am I in the midst.”
In the midst means – Failure in this means –
Lordship of Christ. Schism in the Body – 1 Cor. 11. 18, 19.
Leading of Spirit. Separation between Saints – 1 Cor 1. 12.
Liberty of Saints. Slavery of believers – Gal. 2. 4.
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