So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, (47) praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.Acts 2:46-47 NKJV
The term “one accord” implies sharing a common passion. The church in its fledgling state were in one accord in their love for Jesus, the Apostle’s doctrine, and one another. The result was an atmosphere of miracles and revival. A common passion brings an atmosphere charged for the supernatural.
In a day when many avoid being committed to a local church, when there are so many disputed fine points of Christian doctrine, and when our political differences seem to be beyond repair, how do we find the capacity to be in one accord? At a football game we somehow manage to generate unity on Saturday afternoon, even though we may fight like cats and dogs during the week. Do we have things in our churches that stir shared passion, things that can bring us into “one accord?” I think there are a few. Let’s find them.
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