All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.Acts 4:32
I know of a video that approaches the topic of Christian community. The big question it attempts to answer is, “What if church looked less like bringing unbelievers into a building to hear a sermon, and more like believers going outside the church walls to introduce others to Jesus through meaningful community interaction?”
The concept of community is reminiscent of how the early church lived in the book of Acts. The believers lived with, thrived in and helped each other. They added to their number daily (not just on Sundays!). They truly lived as a community; the broader community surrounding them was an ever-present mission field.
Without making the effort to be connected with the world around us, we can’t really assume God will work through us. Unbelievers aren’t likely to just walk into church without an invitation. We need to go to them, showing them what it means to have the love of Christ in the real world. Show them Jesus means so much to you that you’re willing to invest in their lives for Him.
Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-37
“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35)
Bible In A Year
- 1 Chronicles 1
- Proverbs 24
- Revelation 1-2