2020 – SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER
AND SO IT CONTINUES
So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved
There is an incredible power for change – in daily habits.
The early church knew that the new disciples needed much mentoring and encouragement – and so they committed to daily connection.
ONE ACCORD IN THE TEMPLE
Their larger gatherings were marked by a spirit of unity. Everyone was engaged in making their gatherings a powerful witness to their city.
COMMUNION IN THE HOUSES
They knew that real fellowship and discipleship happens in small loving and caring communities.
SHARING MEALS TOGETHER
Food is an incredible way to increase bonding. Their meals were used as a way to spend quality time together.
A SPIRIT OF HUMILITY
Somehow they knew this work of God was not man originated or driven. They learned to leave their pride at the front door and all join together in humility before the Lord. No wonder God moved.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
An integral part of their gatherings was to spend time in praise and worship to the Lord.
FAVOUR WITH PEOPLE
People were so impressed by the qualities seen in these new believers – they were drawn to the Spirit at work in them.
They knew this could only be of God. The fruit and power of the Spirit – can only be of God.
COMMITTED TO THE GOSPEL
The gospel was their first priority. Not as a message – but as a testimony. – with demonstration.
ADDING TO THE CHURCH
The early church did not just count Sunday attendance – but all those who gathered from house to house. This was a magnificent movement across the whole city, and they were hard pressed to keep up with it.
People were added daily to the church – because the church met together daily.
LET IT CONTINUE…