The Importance of the Congregation

In the Bible we read (Matt. 18:20), "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." It does not matter how large a congregation may be—perhaps it is only two or three, perhaps it numbers thousands—if they truly meet in love for God, then the Christ, expressing the perfection and harmony of God, is at hand.

The importance of the congregation is stressed from early Israelitish history. The people were at one time "gathered together as one man" (Judg. 20:1). Today as thought is turned to the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church in Boston, it is of value to consider the relationship of the congregation to the growth of our Cause.

Preparation of the Heart
June 3, 1961

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