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Published on Jun 16, 2014
Matt and Krista discover simple church June 2008 Directed and filmed by Caleb Sutter Edited by Jim Au Scene 1. Reluctant at first to check it out, Matt experiences church in a new way, having been invited by Ed to a home meeting. He shares about it with his wife, Krista. Scene 2. The Lord's Supper is served at a subsequent meeting, and Matt questions Ed whether this is just another church ritual, like what he was hoping to get away from in the first place. Scene 3. Ed and Kevin help Matt to understand the importance of obeying Jesus, in love. They share with him seven basic commands of Jesus. Scene 4. Matt is really excited about this simple form of church, and he hopes that growth will mean moving into a larger facility. George graciously explains three levels of authority for all followers of Jesus, in order to show how buildings and facilities fit into God's overall plan. Scene 5. Matt and Krista have been part of this home fellowship for a year, and now George challenges them to consider starting their own gathering in which their friends would feel more comfortable. Privately, Ed discusses the relevance of starting his own group, and Matt is not sure if he is ready or able to do so. Scene 6. Matt has enjoyed starting a new group and is beginning to care for new believers. Jim has recently become a believer in Jesus and is seeking immediate baptism. Later on, Ed rebukes Matt for how he mishandled this opportunity. Scene 7. As Matt and Krista's group begins to multiply, they are now feeling overwhelmed with trying to care for all the new groups and their problems. Ed explains to Matt how Jesus intends for us to handle this, using sound biblical principles. Scene 8. Matt confides to Galen that he is not having the same kind of emotional experience with Jesus that others appear to be enjoying. Galen encourages him by telling about the work of the Holy Spirit in his own life and praying for Matt. Scene 9. Galen is telling Ed about things he learned from churches overseas where the gospel is not welcome. When Matt arrives, he is encouraged to discover that the work he has been doing at home has had far- reaching effects, elsewhere.