The majority of Christians in the country Connie and I lived in gathered in homes to have church or receive Bible instruction. Most of our classes were held in small rooms tightly packed with attendees. Everyone often sat on the floor for 4 to 6 hours.
Gatherings considered official were held in public meeting halls with rows and rows of wooden benches. Christianity always finds a way to flourish, even in countries discouraging private or public worship. When Connie and I attended these gatherings, we were reminded of Acts 17:11 – These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
We are so privileged in the US and other nations to have the opportunity to meet together openly and publicly for worship as well as to have unlimited access to resources that help us grow in our walk with God. We continue to be committed to providing faith-building teaching and resources to those who don’t.