Monday, November 7, 2011

Story - Acts

The book of Acts gives us an overview of the early Christian church. It was written by Luke (the author of the Gospel of the same name) and picks up where that book left off.

It is a story about God's Holy Spirit working through humans to create the new Christian Church by spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.

If you haven't read it before, pick it up this week and read it. It's important.
It's important because it is the story of our history and how the Church came to be. It is the story of our church 'family'. It tells us about the bad times and the good times in the lives of the first Christians. It tells us about their faith in God and the ways that God worked through them and was faithful to them. It's important because, if we take it seriously, their story informs our story. It gives us faith, hope, and guidance.

Pick it up and read about your family this week.


That day about three thousand took him at his word, were baptized and were signed up. They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers.

Everyone around was in awe—all those wonders and signs done through the apostles! And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person's need was met
. - Acts 2:43-45