Right in the same verse we see a disciple hold together in his heart,
a) the church that’s small enough to meet in the living room. The painfully real posse who we’ve laughed with, cried with, got annoyed at and passed the cheese to so they could sprinkle it on their six out of ten spag Bol, just before the five and a half out of ten bible study.
And b) the colossal continent that we’re convinced the Kingdom of Christ is sweeping through with unimaginable power, grace and love. The uncountable crowds who are being gathered to the throne of the lamb who was slain.
Lose sight of either a or b, and you’ve lost too much. Separate them, and you’ve missed the point of both.
Romans 16:5 “Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.”