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Going on a Spirit Filled Mission (7 of 7)
Series: Managing Our Spiritual Investment Portfolio
Acts 2:41, Matthew 28:18-20
We have been studying the top four activities of the early church. In Acts 2:42 it tells us that the first century church was devoted to...
- The Apostles Doctrine
- The Breaking of Bread
- And Prayer
Every church needs to have these four things at the foundation of who they are and what they are dedicated to.
Today I want to add an activity that the first century church practiced with the same diligence and devotion as the other four activities. So we are adding one additional activity to our spiritual investment portfolio. We are adding evangelism.
Without evangelism there wouldn't be any Acts 2:42. There wouldn't be anyone to assimilate into the world of discipleship you find in Acts 2:42 unless they first received the good news of Jesus Christ.
Evangelism is the primary activity that you see after the coming of the Holy Spirit into the lives of the apostles. It was evangelism that called three thousand people in Act 2:41 to Christ before they were assimilated into the four activities you see in Acts 2:42.
You see it is a two way street. Without believers proclaiming the gospel people cannot come into the family of God to live out the four principles in Acts 2:42. Without the family of God living out those four principles there is nothing for new believers to connect to. There is no discipleship of new believers.
The first church assimilated themselves into a group of people devoted to the apostles doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer because it was...
1. The ingredients for continued spiritual integration into God's family
2. The ingredients for the continued spiritual growth of each family member.
You see it didn't just stop with their reception of the good news preached by Peter they continued because there was a structure that allowed for th ...
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