simple church

You could lead a church. I mean it, church is simple. Below is the bit of the Bible that describes the life of the very first church. The disciples of Jesus had seen him die, then come back to life and then ascend up into the sky, then they waited. They waited because Jesus had promised there was another part of God that was coming to give them power to live life to the full. Then, as they were meeting in someone’s home, they experienced power, like fire, they spoke in strange languages, they were overwhelmed. This power was the Holy Spirit. It was full of the Holy Spirit that they began to invite other people into this experience that was modelled, promised and made possible by Jesus. This experience then that they and their friends lived out is church.

We live out simple church, it’s not perfect but it is amazing.

We do simple things like the account below suggests – we read the teachings of the early Christian leaders in the Bible, we look out for one another, we eat together, we pray, we share stuff, we give money to people in need, we meet in homes, we praise God  (because we have experienced him, seen him heal people, had things we really need turn up at just the right time, you get the idea) and we see people being saved out of bad stuff they do, brokenness, hurt, mistakes.

Acts 2

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers43 And awe[e] 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 common45 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.

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