Christianity 201

October 4, 2010

A Snapshot of the Early Church

You time travel back to the first century.   Followers of Jesus are part of an emerging group distinct from traditional Judaism.    It is the day set apart for you Jesus followers to worship.   And you are there.

  • What day of the week is it?
  • What time does the service start?
  • Can you sit together as a family?
  • Does it matter where you sit?
  • Have they yet arrived at having full time pastors?
  • How many people are there with you?
  • What is the text of the week?
  • What happens after the teaching on the text?

Many Christians today know so little as to how the church functioned back in those days.   We might be able to answer some of the specific questions like those above, but we don’t always take the time to fit the pieces of information together to form a comprehensive picture of first century worship.

Enter Michael Belote.    He weaves all these pieces together in a post at the blog Reboot Christianity, which is where we’re going now…