I have had the privilege of being a pastor and evangelist for many years. I am used to interacting with crowds of people on a daily basis. Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I can no longer host live events or attend church—which has gotten me thinking about what ‘church’ really means.
These thoughts led me to the book of Acts, which tells the story of the early church. In Acts, we read about God working powerfully through followers of Jesus who were being persecuted by rulers and government officials. These believers often had to stay in their homes and have very small, secret meetings in order to worship together.