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A Pattern for Passionate Living (7 of 10)
Series: Restoring Your Passion for Life
I want to speak to you this morning about "A Pattern For Passionate Living." And I want to speak on this subject today on this particular Sunday and from this particular passage for a particular purpose. So I want you to look at Acts 2:41. We have here the record of the New Testament church. When you come to Christ and you know Him as your Savior that is only the beginning. You can't begin until you are born, you can't begin to live until you are birthed. But after you are birthed, you begin to live and you begin to grow. And so here is a pattern of how the New Testament believers turn their world upside down. This is a manner of life that they live that resulted in a revolution that changed the world then and it continues to change the world today. And you think about it, there has been no other movement like Christianity that has so radically and powerfully changed the world. And has lasted so many centuries and it will continue to last until the world ends. And so it is a very significant pattern that we find here.
Acts 2:41-47 "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."
You know history has taught us that commitment makes the di ...
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