by Andrew McQuitty

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The Hottest Membership in Town (3 of 20)
E. Andrew McQuitty
Acts 2:1-21

We are not going to move this world by criticism of it nor conformity to it, but by the combustion within it of lives ignited by the Spirit of God (Vance Havner). And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, 'What does this mean?' (Acts 2.12).


Christ's church is the hottest membership in town.
Have you noticed that human beings have a strong tendency to join up with various organizations? All my life I've been joining things--first the Mickey Mouse Club, later the Mr. Spock Fan Club, and later yet the Conservative Book Club. Now some memberships are more prestigious than others: the National Honor Society beats out the Chess Club and Phi Beta Kappa beats out Procrastinators Anonymous! Though not all memberships are created equal, they certainly are created numerous.

Today, you can join all sorts of different groups with different prestige and benefits: the Diner's Club, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, the Spanish Club, Key Club, the ACLU, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Triple A, the NRA, the NEA, , the NOW, the Rush Limbaugh Dittohead Fan Club and Compuserve.

You can even try for the world's most exclusive club--the U.S. Senate! But in all your joining, don't forget the most important, prestigious, and beneficial--in short, the hottest--membership in town. That's being a member of Christ's Body--the Church!

Acts 2.1-21 tells us how this new organization got started: READ 1-12. . .

If a bunch of guys decided to start a new organization, they'd probably get together over pizza and talk business between plays of Monday Night Football. If a bunch of gals decided to start a new organization, they'd probably meet for brunch at Le Peep's and write a whole set of club by-laws while chatting about the kids. But when God deci ...

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