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Stay on Target: The Mission of God and the Church

Friday, October 14 | What’s Next?

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Read Acts 2:42-47 What’s Next? “…having favor with all the people.” This passage tells us two really important things about how the early church worked! First- we notice that after describing the way the early church worshipped, practiced community, and served (our...

Thursday, October 13 | Whatever you have

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Read 1 Peter 4:7-11 “To serve one another…” This passage starts to give some practical implications to the strategy of giving freely in service. How do we serve? By using whatever we have to serve someone else.   When my kids were little, 1 Peter 4:10 was our family...

Wednesday, October 12 | The Kingdom of God is Now

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Read: Luke 4:16-21 “Today this has been fulfilled.” In the book of Luke, Jesus begins his ministry by reading from the scroll of Isaiah. This reading from Isaiah 61 is in the third part of the book of Isaiah. It’s the part of Isaiah where God is telling Israel of the day when...

Monday,, October 10 | the welfare of the city

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Read Jeremiah 29:4-7 “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you.” These verses in Jeremiah are spoken to a people in exile. A people who are far from home, in Babylon, longing to return to the Holy City of Jerusalem. You might think God would tell them to try and escape...

Friday,, October 7 | It transforms the world

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Read Acts 2:42-47 “Added to their number daily.” Acts 2:42-47 gives us the clearest picture we have of what was happening in the early church. WOW! They were meeting together daily. They were sharing everything they had with each other. They were literally selling their possessions...

Thursday,, October 6 | It takes effort

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Read Hebrews 10:23-25 “Don’t give up.” These verses in Hebrews tell us we’ll have to fight for our community.  It seems that in the first century, people were already struggling to make it a priority to gather together as the Church on a regular basis. That...