When the Church Loves

I’m in the process of looking for a new church home, and as I think about the type of church I want to be a part of and how I want to be involved and interact with the church, I have begun thinking a lot about the early church, about the church that we read about in Acts.

One church

One body

Working together. Living together. Loving each other.

Every day thousands of people were coming to a faith in Christ.

Every day people were healed.

Every day miracles occurred.

Every day lives were transformed.

I have been thinking about the power found in the early church, a power that flows into the church because of the Holy Spirit.

I have been thinking about how the church lived love. They weren’t perfect. They were people like us who are imperfect and selfish, but they lived love.

They came together and shared what they had. If someone had a need, they gave readily. They lived love.

And because they lived love…

Every day thousands of people were coming to a faith in Christ.

Every day people were healed.

Every day miracles occurred.

Every day lives were transformed.

Then I think about the church today, and I wonder, “Have we missed something?”

Are we truly living love?

When the church loves, we can change the world.

When the church loves, lives can be transformed.

When the church loves, we can meet other people’s needs.

When the church loves, no one has to be lonely anymore.

When the church loves (when we love), we tap into a power mightier than anything else in the world.

When the church loves, we draw people to Jesus, and He has the power to transform them.

2 Replies to “When the Church Loves”

  1. I don’t know where exactly you live but if ever there’s a Feast near you, I hope you can attend. 🙂 It’s like no other.

    http://baredmysoul.blogspot.com/2014/07/day-18-16-reasons-why-feast-is-coolest.html

    1. Thank you, Lux! I checked it out and there is not a Feast near me.

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