Gathered and Growing

Acts 2:42-47 “42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

Church is not a building…it’s a body; a gathering of people in need of the grace and mercy of God.

Jesus led a small group that changed the world!!

The Early Church Gathered…At the Temple (Large Group) Acts 2:46a, “Day by day continuing with one mind (Large Group) Acts 2:46a, “Day by day continuing with one mind in the templein the temple…”

The Early Church Gathered…from House to House (Small Groups) Acts 2:46a, “Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from (Small Groups) Acts 2:46a, “Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.”

We believe that Jesus makes your life better because He gives us strength to today and hope for tomorrow.

The Early Church was Continually Devoted to… Learning More about Jesus and Growing in their Faith Acts 2:42, “They were continually devoting themselves to the Acts 2:42, “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching…” The disciples passed on the truth about Jesus’ identity, the power of His ministry, and the purpose of His mission, which could easily be passed on to others.

The Early Church was Continually Devoted to… Loving One Another and Taking Care of Needs Love God & Love Others (Greatest Commandment) John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Span of Care – The number of people cared for by someone.

Acts 2:45, “…they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.”

The Early Church was Continually Devoted to… Lifting Up the Name of Christ in Worship and in Prayer They were continually devoted to…”breaking of bread and to prayer” (v. 42), and were “praising God” (v. 47).

We are the church; we are a gathered and growing, grace-filled community, who have received grace from God and who extend grace to others.

Devote Yourself to…

Learn more about Jesus/Grow in our faith

Love One Another/Take Care of Needs

Lift Up the Name of Christ in Worship/Prayer

The Result The Lord will add to our number day by day those who are being saved.

Comments are closed.