The Church (Week 2)
We met on a Friday this week because many people had already made plans for Sunday. Our numbers doubled too! Eighteen people all gathered to worship the Lord and have fellowship – what a wonderful event! Machenzee offered up her home once again and cooked the wonderful dinner of Cajun chicken pasta, salad, garlic bread, and brownies! It was just splendid!
We worshiped for several solid minutes, voices loud and hearts open. It’s often uncommon to have people singing loud, finding melodies, and harmonizing, but all those were present. We actually sounded pretty good!
After a quick prayer I began our quick study on the first church in Acts (2:42-47, 4:32-35). We discussed the importance and influence of the church, how they treated one another, their joy, the seriousness in which they met, their heavy reliance on prayer. It was magnificent! I stressed that our gathering wasn’t something to make us feel good become better people, but that it was to grow spiritually and give God glory.
Greater things are still to be done in this city – Chris Tomlin