The Daily Church

The Daily Church

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The Daily Church (Acts 2:42-47)

As the Holy Spirit empowered the disciples, the early church was born.  This body of believers met together daily and saw God do amazing acts in their midst.

CONTEXT

  • Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection changed everything.
  • As Jesus commissioned the disciples in his heavenly ascent, he told them to wait for the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and gave the gifts of tongues so that all people could hear the gospel.
  • On that day, 3,000 people were baptized and the Church was born.

CONTENT

  • Orthodoxy [Right Doctrine] – They daily devoted to:
    • Study – You will not discover the heart of God apart from the Word of God.
    • Fellowship – Discipleship is often caught more than taught.
    • Remember – The most effective Christians are the ones who haven’t gotten over what Jesus did on the cross.
    • Pray – Prayer reminds us that the power is not in our efforts but in our God.
  • Orthopraxy [Right Duty] – They daily lived to:
    • Expect – Jesus has not lost his abilities or retired from his activities that are described in the Bible.
    • Share – If my treasures are in heaven, I don’t mind meeting needs by ridding myself of the things of this world.
    • Befriend – A commitment to the local church is a commitment to be intentionally relational.
    • Welcome – In addition to inviting people into the buildings of our church, we must invite people into the homes of our church.
    • Appreciate – Be glad for what you have and generous with what you have.
  • Orthopathy [Right Delight] – They daily sought to:
    • Praise – God’s favorite worship style is a lifestyle.
    • Exemplify – Living a holy life means that others should favorably notice your uniqueness.
    • Evangelize – God uses His Church to share the gospel and watch Him convert people on a daily basis.

CONCEPT

  • How are you daily devoting yourself to right doctrine?
  • How are you daily displaying right duty?
  • How are you daily deepening right delight?

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