Friday, October 3, 2008

A Vital Church Grows

So, the other day I was thinking about how we, as a body and family in Christ, aren't really accepting of EVERYONE who is in Christ with us. We act just like the rest of the world and shun those believers who don't have the same style as us or listen to the same music we do. Everyone is different. But just remember, family, that we all have one thing in common. Our King! Next time you feel like walking away when when brother or sister who is just a little different walks up to you to talk, remember, you are their brother/sister in Christ. You share the greatest thing of all time. Jesus is all we need. :) Be blessed!

"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their church daily, those who were being saved."
-- Acts 2:46,47

Alright, I was looking for a verse to put after this blog and I opened my bible straight to this verse. It isn't one that I had memorized or had even remembered, but the Lord gave me a little push to read it.

The first church "continued daily in one accord.." and "had favor with all the people..." and the result of that was that the Lord "Added to the church DAILY those who were being saved..." Isn't that cool! God added to the church because the church was in one accord having favor with people and praising the Lord!! If we take that as an example, the Lord will no doubt grow His church. Let's be TRUE ambassadors of Christ. Let's be loving and accepting of ALL people who are in Christ.

Isn't He amazing? Doesn't He deserve the best reps? Let's be those representatives and bring Him all glory and honor and praise!!! :)

1 comment:

Casey LM said...

wow all i can say is amen and it is a blessing to see you grow so much in our Lord jesus christ =)