Forming a Community
Acts 2:42-47 says, “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.”
“A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity – all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.”
This is a picture of the Believers Forming a Community. Essentially, this is where small groups launched and spread to the masses. This is what it’s all about. They shared their possessions. They worshiped God together. They met in homes for a meal, communion, and fellowship and they shared it all with joy and generosity.
What would our surrounding neighborhoods and communities look like if we took this same approach? I would like to think that they would look dramatically different after the initial impact and growth occurred.
But, will you? Will you be willing to open your home and share a couple hours with people? It’s a new way of thinking. Most of us enjoy being left alone, but if we don’t invite others in, how will we help impact them with the message of Jesus?
The answer: we won’t.
We need to be willing to form a community with other believers beyond the church walls. That is what we intend to do at Scars.Church.