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What Made the Early Church So Enticing?

Elder Notes

Jesus' rag-tag disciples changed the world. They weren't particularly skilled or gifted, but they were committed, and they followed Jesus' commands. And you can be a part of that continued change in our own community.

Acts chapter 2 gives us a glimpse of some of what was going on in the early church that made it enticing. In fact it says a "deep sense of awe came over them," and ALL the believers were devoted. Verse 42 describes what we see happening today in healthy small groups. NOW is the time to think about a small group for the coming school year. Our groups will kick off in September, and most of us need to put a slot in our schedule to make sure we prioritize time to be together.

Verse 45 talks about meeting the needs of those less fortunate. CFC strives to do just that. In our congregation there are those who fall on hard times and need a helping hand. We'd like to form a team of people who would help lead out in administering our benevolence ministry.

To get more information on being a part of a small group or to be a part of a team that meets the needs of the church, go HERE and let us know what you are interested in. You'll be glad you did!

Here are the verses in Acts 2:42-47:
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.

 

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