Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mission From the New Testament

What I long for!

I often find myself wondering how far away we, the church, have gotten from that simple new testament picture we see in the book of acts...where they met daily in the temple courts and from house to house, and ate their meals together in simplicity and unity of heart, and when they did they magnified God, their number was multiplied by God, the community around them was impacted and transformed by their witness...not by buildings and programs and budgets. ..but by simple adherence to the great commandment and the great commission. ..not out of a sense of dogmatic duty...but by a deep and sincere love that had been stirred up within and among them by the presence of the Holy Spirit...that's the kind of New Testament church I long for!