Saturday, July 23, 2011

Take Initiative

Take Initiative

For me the unity of the church, or the oneness of the church has been hard for me to see within all Christians today. The best example of the church is in Acts, take a look.

Acts 2:44-45
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.

Now for me I don't see this oneness in the church since Acts, that church in Acts is now the same church we are today. What happen to the church in Acts? Let me tell you, a lot has happen . Let me tell you some from what I feel has happen, and let me tell you through the bible. So since Acts people have evolved, so good examples are houses, cars, land, just what we think are basic things. This is where the bible comes in, check it out.

Romans 12:16
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Alright well, today we have high, middle, and low class. We associate with every group everyday. I am going to take associate and use like-minded. Today we are very different then everyone else. In Acts there mostly the same, so for us bring Acts back is to be like-minded with everyone. How do we be like-minded? Humility. Easy to talk about harder to do. I will answer this through God's word again, okay check it out. This one is a little long bare with me.

Philippians 2:1-4 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

If you want to live in the Acts church, we will not be prideful. We will take take everyone interests including yours. For us as the church to be one with the Spirit, this stuff has to happen. This is what are church is we just need to open our eyes. Check out this verse.

Ephesians 4:1-5
1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism

So I bring you to this ending. Are you going to be the one to take the Initiative? Take the Initiative and bring unity to the Church.

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