Matthew 18:19 - 18:20
Steve Gregg provides an interpretation of Matthew 18:19-20, where Jesus refers to "the church" twice. The first instance is in Chapter 16 where Jesus tells Peter that he will build his church upon the rock. In the second instance, Jesus says that when two or three are gathered together in his name, he is in their midst. Gregg suggests that the term "church" refers to the ones called out and those who have become Christians and joined Christ. While the Bible does not prescribe a specific way to hold church, Gregg notes that church discipline can occur in any setting.