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From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-27 2:47 PM 
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One of the main things I miss about smaller churches is they usually have Adult Sunday School, which is a great place to meet others of your age and so on and to build friendships. Another thing is in a smaller church you may actually get to know the preacher, also, in a smaller church the preacher can also be a pastor/shepherd.

Where does your church stand in area?  


 

 
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From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-4 9:12 AM 
To: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 12) 
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When did big churches stop adult bible classes or Sunday school?

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
  • Edited December 4, 2018 9:12 am  by  Bike (URALTOURIST1)
 

 
From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-4 9:49 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 12) 
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When did big churches stop adult bible classes or Sunday school?

bob>The Smaller churches didn't, the mega churches just don't have room for them. 


 

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-4 11:41 AM 
To: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 12) 
 38800.4 in reply to 38800.3 

Mega churches could easily use one of the 25 or so classrooms from the school on campus, after all, they have 600 students there most non-weekend days..

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-4 11:47 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 12) 
 38800.5 in reply to 38800.4 

Mega churches could easily use one of the 25 or so classrooms from the school on campus, after all, they have 600 students there most non-weekend days..

bob>That's not a mega church, we have 8000 people. 


 

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-4 6:48 PM 
To: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 12) 
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8,000 is a HUGE church, not having room for Sunday school is inexcusable.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
  • Edited December 4, 2018 6:49 pm  by  Bike (URALTOURIST1)
 

 
From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 10:30 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 12) 
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8,000 is a HUGE church, not having room for Sunday school is inexcusable.

bob>Spoken like a true atheist putting standards for Christians to follow when you reject the Christian religion, which is inexcusable.  


 

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-5 1:48 PM 
To: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 12) 
 38800.8 in reply to 38800.7 

OK, when is a church congregation considered large?  A fair number of really active churches do surprisingly well economically and religiously with 200 congregants and one good minister.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: Spiritest_25_77 (Spiritest_24)Dec-6 12:44 AM 
To: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 12) 
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Hi Bob. Here's something worth thinking about that I just posted to my fb wall: it's quite a list:

Here are some of the MAJOR *truths and untruths* we have discovered over the past few years, - all having to do with solid BIBLICAL truth, ... as opposed to certain paganized customs or things that have been added to Christianity over a period of many centuries...
1) The English/Latin/Greek name of Jesus is a mistransliteration of the Savior's original Hebrew name. The name "Jesus" did not exist in the time of Christ as a Hebrew name. It is a mistransliteration? {vocalizaton/pronuniation}? of the name, Joshua. Modern Israeli's and modern Hebrew ??transliterates His name as, "Yeshuah". The ancient Hebrew is properly transliterated as Yahshuah, or YahOshuah. YahOshah is also a valid transliteration.? This does NOT mean that GOD does not understand OR honor the English/Latin/Greek version of His name, "Jesus." He is simply RESTORING the knowledge of his ACTUAL Name.?
2) The generic terms, "God", "Lord", "Hashem", and "Adonai" {which are not names but terms? or titles?} should be replaced with these much more accurate terms and names: * Abba - ahbah - ahvah-Father, or THE ACTUAL NAME: Yahweh/YahwA, Yahveh/YahvA, Yahu-ah, YahOvah. Yahahvah.
3) It is certainly worth knowing that the first Church or local church met in homes as a family and community of "called out" followers of Christ,? the? Messiah. they were known as "MahshE-yahchim", "followers of Messiah Yeshuah." Everyone participated in ministry and worship and sharing. There was no "audience."? There was no "platform" or "stage". ? They met as a family THAT SHARES OPENLY.
4) The actual MEANING of the term, "Church" is "a called-out/elect people of GOD." It does NOT mean "a building" or "a denomination" or organization.
5) The early church community and Body HAD NO PAID PROFESSIONALS or paid, salaried pastors. Offerings were received for those in full time ministry? or missions?, but there were no professional clergy, only elders, overseers, and the five-fold offices and ministries within the Body. - ie/ evangelists, pastors, teachers, prophets, and apostles.
6) "A Communion Service" included fellowship around a full or actual meal, whether it be lunch or dinner. "The elements" of Communion were bread and unfermented wine or grape juice.
7) Unbelievers where not invited to home church fellowships. Evangelism was mostly one-on-one personal evangelism, or open air preaching.
8) Church steeples, cathedrals, and crosses were NOT part of any early Christian meetings. Most of these things came much later under the Roman (and paganized) dominated church empire.
9) Praise and worship in the early local churches were almost entirely ac?apella {no instruments}, and included singing and declaring the Psalms and spiritual songs. It was all simple, pure praise and worship FROM THE HEART. *no performances*. period.
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From: Bob (Bobbylee7) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-7 9:01 AM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 12) 
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OK, when is a church congregation considered large?  A fair number of really active churches do surprisingly well economically and religiously with 200 congregants and one good minister.

bob>Grew up in  achurch of about 200 members with  about 100 attending on any sunday. That's not large , but in this area back then it was a normal size church. Most people knew most people and the pastor knew about everyone, he would stand outside the main door as church let out and everyone could go by and meet him. 

 


 

 

 
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