I'm opening this discussion for conjecture and edification. [for us to discuss and grow in understanding].
How do you read it? Please give scriptural explanation, not merely personal opinion.
What has taken place? Please share personal experience and historical evidence, not just theory.
Does The Church have a place in your life?
Has anything changed in the world, for how God wants to use The Church today?
I had asked her if she'd gone to the welfare office as they can give her emergency assistance. I think this is something that has just happened though and being on the weekend, she wasn't able to do that. Plus, she has no transportation and had no money for a bus. She has that now however so that should help her to get there. She told my mom that she and her husband had split up. I get the feeling there's more to it than that, but she really didn't want to talk. She looked both depressed and angry at the same time, very hurt, and wouldn't open up much to anyone.
I have always thought purpose of the church was to go through the bible verse by verse and help explain the meaning through discussion and prayer.
I think you said it pretty sensibly