All in all, Jesus’ ministry was about spreading the good news about the Kingdom of God to anyone willing to listen. After reading Acts 2:42-47, I was reminded of what it must have been like for the earliest Christ-followers once He returned to be with God in heaven. I think this verse does a good job of summarizing how these individuals interpreted Jesus’ teachings, and what things they considered were important for impacting the world:
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:42-47 (NIV)
Wow! I can’t help but imagine the implications if this was the norm and not the exception…
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