David Vallance takes up the important topic of assembly reception. In the first half of his message he explains the distinction between the local assembly and the body of Christ (“the church which is His body”). He contends that the local assembly is neither a miniature nor a microcosm of the body of Christ; nor is it even “an expression of the body of Christ”. It is a doctrinally based gathering of Christians who have been saved, baptised and brought into assembly fellowship. To be part of such a company one must be “received”, a topic David takes up in the second half of his message (Message preached at Sarnia Conference, May 2019).