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Series: Building an Acts 2 Church
Introduction: We are pursuing the A2 model as seen in the Book of Acts. Building the A2 church is the responsibility of everyone joined to the church. We must see the vision and then go to work on fulfilling that vision. This message delves into one of the seven undeniable A2 church factors, a church that reaches people and impacts their region for Christ. The book of Acts clearly shows that the church built a strong community that impacted those around them.
The A2 church was built upon principles that can be practiced today in the 21st century. This first church models for us the absolute necessity for developing a strong community of people who are committed to one another, love one another, and share their lives with one another. People in our modern culture today are starving for personal, meaningful relationships in a very impersonal world. Our society is trapped in a maze of alienated lifestyles and life-attitudes. Our society doesn't know it, but what they really are looking for is what the A2 church has: koinonia, fellowship, relationship, caring for the souls of people. We are not seeking to have a crowd; we desire a congregation, a community of believers, a family called the church. Without a community where we know, explore, discover and touch one another, we experience isolation and despair that drives us in wrong directions and that corrupts our efforts to live meaningful lives.
Acts 2:47 …praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Acts 4:4 However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
Acts 4:16 What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
Acts 4:33 And with great power the apostles ...
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