No pews or theater seating, just a small group of young Believers sitting in a circle on the bare linoleum floor worshipping God and being the Body of Christ in their context. Everyone introduced themselves as a couple of new Believers arrived for the first time.
Prayer and praises and testimony by song came forth unscripted. The worship was fluid and heartfelt as two guitars and a small drum passed among those with the talent to play. Interspersed between the melodies, someone would read a passage of Scripture and prayers again were raised.
One by one around the circle they shared about their week, thanking God and making requests for their needs and for the salvation of family and friends. Bibles were opened to the Gospel of Mark, chapter 15 as one Believer drew focus to Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and the Believers’ response to that sacrifice.
After the worship and Bible study, some of the Believers made their way to the kitchen of the small apartment to put finishing touches on the meal while the rest continued to fellowship together. As the meal was served, they truly seemed like family — playful, encouraging, loving, spurring one another on to greater things in Christ.
Slowly they began to make their exit, 2 and 3 at a time. But it was obvious that the close fellowship experienced that Palm Sunday morning would continue throughout the week ahead, just in different venues.
They are one local Body of Christ in Viet Nam.
Pray for their multiplication many times over.
Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27