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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sunday Sermon Outline

Life as a Christian (The Early Days)

Acts 2:42-47

42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

This was right after Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost and 3,000 were saved from one service!

How was life as a Christian in the early days of the Church?

1. Verse 42

A. Devoted to learning (taught by the apostles)

B. Fellowship

C. Eating

D. Praying

2. Verse 43

A. Filled with awe

B. Wonderous things done by the apostles

3.Verse 44

A. They were all together

B. They had everything in common (unity)

4. Verse 45

A.Sold their possesions and goods (as it was needed)

B. Gave to anyone in need

5.Verse 46

A. Met at the Temple every day (tough to get people to church for 1 or 2 hours, once a week today)

B. They ate together

6. Verse 47

A. Praised God

B. The Lord added to their number DAILY

My question is this. If this plan was so successful in the very beginning days of Christianity, why don't we follow it today?