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Tomlapaz
  • From:USA

Date Posted:30-04-2018 12:56:24Copy HTML

Below is a good piece on Acts 2:42, on what makes for a health church.  In fact, the church growth was explosive in the book of Acts.

04/09/18  Grace Mail

"All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer" (Acts 2:42).

In Acts 2:42, we read that was the priority of the early church: Bible study, fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer.

One of our sister churches that we actually helped to start are meeting in a school, where they have to set up and tear down every Sunday morning. They have to pack everything in a trailer. As I was thinking about that, I was thinking of how many things they don't have. You think, "Doesn't a church have to have certain kinds of buildings?" "Don't they have to have certain types of furnishings?" "Don't you need a cross somewhere?" "Don't you need a steeple someplace?" "Don't you need a gymnasium and a golf course, and a pool?"

I think of what the early church didn't have and it was so successful! The early church didn't have any of that stuff. It didn't even have the stuff we have. And yet, people were getting saved, and it was more successful in the first century than the church has ever been since.

The Gospel went out into the entire world, and all they had was Bible study, fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer.

So, I think that everything that a church does ought to center around one of those four things. We ought to be able to trace everything we do at Calvary back to the fact that it's either Bible study, it's a fellowship opportunity, it's the breaking of bread (which I believe speaks of the Lord's Supper prominent in services and available to people), and/or prayer. Everything should come back to that. Those are the priorities. If you can get to other things; they're not wrong, but these are the things a church ought to focus on.

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #541
  • From:USA

Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:25-09-2018 02:59:42Copy HTML

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #542
  • From:USA

Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:25-09-2018 04:47:40Copy HTML

folks,once again skdummy writes like an idiot, thinks like an idiot and expresses himself like an idiot BUT don't let that fool you......HE STILL IS an idiot! __ Who are these "folks" you believe yourself to be conversing with? Everyone in here knows you to be an imbecile who cannot respond to the topic and avoids it by acting like a third grader.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #543
  • From:USA

Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:25-09-2018 04:40:11Copy HTML

folks,once again skdummy writes like an idiot, thinks like an idiot and expresses himself like an idiot BUT don't let that fool you......HE STILL IS an idiot!

Who are these "folks" you believe yourself to be conversing with?  Everyone in here knows you to be an imbecile who cannot respond to the topic and avoids it by acting like a third grader.


Ladies and germs,once again skdummy writes like an idiot, thinks like an idiot and expresses himself like an idiot BUT don't let that fool you......HE STILL IS an idiot!

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #544
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Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:25-09-2018 08:35:47Copy HTML

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"Three dots is above my intellect and that's all i can respond with"-BOGUSPUMPED

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #545
  • From:USA

Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:27-09-2018 01:48:09Copy HTML

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"Three dots is above my intellect and that's all I can respond with"-BOGUSPUMPED

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #546
  • From:USA

Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:27-09-2018 12:58:47Copy HTML

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Three dots reprents the lack of power of my brain!- BOGUSPUMPED

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #547
  • From:USA

Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:27-09-2018 06:58:50Copy HTML

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" I've reconfigured the limits of my brain BUT still have those limits"- BOGUSPUMPED

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  • From:USA

Re:Four essentials for a healthy church

Date Posted:27-09-2018 09:15:54Copy HTML

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
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