Dear Christian Friend,
Well after a week of resurrection passages, I change course a little today. One passage has been on my mind a lot this week, a common and familiar passage, of great importance in getting a handle of what we’re to be a about as a church, or as churches. It is from the Book of Acts, 2:42-47.
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
After centuries of embellishments, and adding all those things we deem so necessary for meeting our needs, have we really improved upon this picture above? Are we better off? Is the church? Why is it so hard to be content with doing the most important things?