Jeff Maness – August 9, 2020
It is great to be gathering together in person again, but we can gather together in the church without ever really being the Church. As we look at the early church we will see signs of what it means to be the Church.
Big Idea: We can gather together as a church without ever really being the Church.
Big Question: What are some signs we are being the Church?
Main Scripture: Acts 2:42-47
Acts 2:42a 42a All the believers devoted themselves to…
Acts 2:42 42 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.
1. There is a devotion
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Acts 2:43 43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders.
2. There is a deep sense of awe
Acts 2:44-45 44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.
3. There is radical generosity
Acts 2:46-47a 46 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— 47a all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people.
4. There is true community
Acts 2:47b 47b And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved