Monday, June 2, 2008

God on Earth: "The Fellowship of the Kingdom" Acts 2:43-47 Mateen Elass

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Life in the Spirit transforms not just individual lives but the community as well. As the power of God flows through the apostles to heal individuals, so that power changes the priorities and values of new disciples. They want to be together, their compassion for others outweighs their desire to amass things for themselves, they find the center of their concerns shifting from the mundane to God instead. Their fellowship extends to joyful meals with plentiful food for guests. The change in lives is so evident that many are attracted to Christ, and the Lord blesses their new community by touching more people on a daily basis and bringing them into the fellowship.