09 September 2005

Acts 2:42-47

As I have been watching the Katrina recovery on the 700 Club, they have been showing how different church denominations have been pitching in. One story this morning (Friday, Sept. 9) showed where an Operation Blessing canteen truck was being staffed by Mennonite Disaster volunteers and the head chef was talking about needing to grab a shower that the Baptists were running. He made a remark how this is what heaven will be like. Then a verse that the youth pastor at the First UMC shared with me as our missional verse for the youth group, Act 2:42-47:

[Ac 2:42] They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. [43] Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and miraculous signs done by the apostles. [44] All the believers were together and had everything in common. [45] They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. [46] Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, [47] praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (TNIV)

If there is a reason for me to believe in a great revival, like the Great Awakening started by the likes of John Wesley, it is the outpouring from the church to aid the evacuees.
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