Proscriptive Principles of Small Groups

In the previous post in this series it was proposed the paradigm for small assemblies from the early church was still applicable today. Further, there has been no other prototype given in biblical revelation that replaced that paradigm for Christian gatherings that properly support the growth of the believer in all required ways.

Any assumptions the contemporary social science has developed further or even superior paradigms that make biblical paradigms less sufficient or outdated in effect proposed that the Scriptures are incomplete, insufficient and in need of help, or all three. That is simply not part of our beliefs.

So, are small groups the answer to the apparent insufficiency of mass Sunday assemblies in supporting Christian growth biblically? I would have to answer with the proverbial yes and no.


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