Contend for the Supernatural: Church Supernaturally

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47 NLT)  

There has been considerable debate over what the early church looked like and even more over whether that’s possible today.  Here in Acts 2 we see the first time that believers began to gather regularly as followers of Jesus Christ.  They worshipped together, they devoted themselves to the Word and to each other.  They obviously didn’t have a church growth handbook or a denominational manual.  In spite of that, they impacted their community in a powerful way  The key ingredient? They did church supernaturally.  They worshipped, studied, and fellowshipped in the power of the Spirit, and as a result the community responded.

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