Daily readings for the 2017 summer Bible reading plan, “Reformers Reading Romans,” will be posted here soon.
Reading 22: “See all the people”
“See all the people.” You may remember this line from the children’s rhyme that teaches how to make a church with your fingers. The rhyme ends with open doors showing the people while the building falls aside. In the last chapter of Romans the apostle Paul makes the same point. Instead of buildings his “churches” are the friends and co-workers to whom his travels had brought the gospel of Jesus Christ. They gathered for worship in homes or wherever they could. The Greek word for church is gathering or assembly and those who worship together in every age are the church.