How is the Jerusalem church, experienced in Acts 2:42-47, similar to your church experience? How is it different? What could you personally do to make your church more like that one?
Why do you think the early Christians met in the temple (large group) and in homes (small group)? What are some things that can only be accomplished in a large group, and what are some things you can only do in small groups?
What areas do you see practiced in the early church that you could engage in more? What steps can you take this week to pursue that?
What has your experience with church been like?
Lord, thank You for giving Your Church a mission and giving my life a purpose. My King, give me a fire for Your kingdom. Give me an urgency to see Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Lead me to obey the tug of Your Spirit on my heart, following the example of early believers.
Lead me to place the needs of others above my own for Your glory. Lead me away from distractions and desires that are not Yours. Don’t let my heart become selfish or materialistic, but show me how to be generous with the blessings You have given me. Give me an undivided heart, passionate to pursue Your will.
Your will is to build Your kingdom through broken people who humbly surrender their lives to You. Lead me to love You and others according to Your will, not mine! Please create in me a heart that simply desires You, Lord. Continue to establish and grow Your Church throughout the entire world. Amen.
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