Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 10, 2013 | Reverend Tom Mabie | Life in the Body (Acts 2:42-47)

The Book of Acts describes the birth and growth of the church. It begins with 120 people gathered in an upper room on the day of Pentecost. That day 3,000 more responded to God’s call in their lives. Shortly after that, we learn that the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. In just a short period of time the number of men alone grew to 5,000 and it continued on that way throughout the book of Acts. Many questions presented themselves to the young church: What do they do with all these people? How do they care for them? How do they provide for them? Teach them? Train them? Equip them? Develop leaders? Provide an opportunity for everyone to do ministry? Experience and develop his or her gifts? Or prepare for the expansion of the ministry?

Jesus laid the foundation for this in His ministry to the disciples. We are told that He called the twelve “that they might be with him.” Jesus ministered in homes throughout the gospel. In the early church, it says that they met in the temple courts and from house to house. Paul wrote at the end of the book of Acts that he did not hesitate to preach anything that would be helpful to them and that he taught publicly and from house to house. Today's sermon draws upon these early moments of the church and finds application for how we experience life in the body of Christ today.

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February 10, 2013 | Reverend Tom Mabie | Life in the Body (Acts 2:42-47)

1 comment:

  1. Sunday night Susan asked me, "So what are you going to do about what you shared this morning ." I replied, "let me think about it." As I mentioned on Sunday I believe the should be a flow from the Sunday message to our personl devotions to our time of gathering in small groups and back to the following message and we should be asking ourselves, "lord, what is it that you want to do in and through me?" As I've reflected on this, I believe one thing that the Lord is asking me is to be more intentionally seeking out relationships. What about you? What is The Lord been asking of you?