A Vision Large Enough for a New Millenium
Peter warned his listeners of the danger of their generation.
The early church faced many similar problems in their culture that we face today. They were Pre-Christian we are Post-Christian Their was idolatry, persecution, sexual immorality, prejudice, injustice, homosexuality, slavery, poverty, anti-Christian sentiment.
The one of the biggest problems was the corruption of that day was pervasive. It subtly crept into the lives of Christians. The Book of Acts reveals this and the epistles.
2 Timothy 4:10
2 Corinthians 6:17
1 Petet 2:9
The same is true today! The call of God for the early church that was at the beginning of the first Millenium is still the same to us who are entering the third millenium.
They were challenged to be devoted to Christ.
Their devoted life caused them to live differently than their world around them.
1. Devoted to Christ by learning
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching ..."
2. Devoted to Christ by maintaining right fellowship
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
3. Devoted to Christ by ministering to one another
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.
45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
4. Devoted to Christ by Worshipping Together
46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
47 praising God.."
5. Devoted to Christ by Sharing Him with others.
47 ...and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (NIV)
The call of God for the early church that was at the beginning of the first Millenium is still the same to us who are entering the third millenium.
It was a test all of us would hope to pass, bu ...
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