– This verse is typically used to comfort small gatherings of believers. “We don’t need a ton of people to have church…where two or three are gathered…” It’s also used as a general assurance of the Lord’s presence with His people.
– The typical application of this verse misses the point of the context in which it is found.
– Matt 18:20 is part of a passage pertaining to the authority to exercise discipline in the church.
– This verse assures believers that Jesus is guiding their decisions regarding church discipline cases.