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The church of Acts is acurately described with the word “inspire”. Not only were they inspired but they were also inspiring to the world around them. No one could say that this church “blended in”. Could we say the same for the church today? Continue reading
When you look at the early church the word that pops up a lot is the word together. Involve is really another way of saying together. Whatever word you use, you convey the idea that this is not a solo endeavor. One of the most amazing things to me when I read the Bible – along with the central story of Christ of course – is this remarkable choice of God to involve people in His plan! Throughout history as recorded by scripture – God’s interactions with humankind are most often found in His involvement with and involvement of people. Continue reading
Equipping is empowerment…being equipped means you have the power to do something. When we look at the Church of Acts we discover that the believers walked in the understanding that God equipped them for what He called them too and that He gifted the church with leaders to prepare them (or “perfect”) them for acts of service (that is using the giftings, abilities God had equipped them with) in the kingdom. The church today must regain this concept of being a place where people discover how God has equipped them for ministry and then are prepared, encouraged, and released into their calling (which is an ongoing process)… Continue reading
One thing you quickly notice when you read through the book of Acts and the other letters to the churches found in the New Testament is that growth is normal. Wherever there is a description about the impact and the activity of the church there is also recognition to the growth taking place… Continue reading