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16:19 in their house. Whether or not the early Christians built actual church buildings in which to meet, we do not know. There is no mention of such in the New Testament. Probably in most cases, they met in individual homes, as many churches do today, especially in countries where organized Christian worship is forbidden. Paul’s fellow tent-makers, Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:1-3) had such a church in their house in Ephesus, from which Paul wrote this epistle. Possibly it was here that these two friends had instructed the eloquent Apollos in the things of the Lord (Acts 18:24-26).

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