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Published on April 30th, 2013

church 2 mainThe church in Acts 2 gave their attention to a few things that changed them (read that post here).  What happened as a result of their focused attention?

> Buzz.  A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders (Acts 2:42).  This group had momentum and energy.  

> Generosity.  And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity (Acts 2:44-46).  Sharing, compassion, and generosity became a natural outflow of how they functioned.  They held their “stuff” with open arms.   

> Life-change.  all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved (Acts 2:47).  Imagine the impact of this kind of energized group!  I believe, it was contagious enough that many people wanted to be a part of something so captivating. 

It’s still happening.  God is still using the church.  He’s using people to share the greatest message of hope ever.  That message is how his love is available for all.  The church isn’t perfect, but when it moves with one heartbeat…lives are changed, communities are impacted, and God’s name becomes great!

 

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