Are You An Acts 2 Church

I know that many readers here are not church-going folks. But most are. So bear with me for a little thought experiment especially for the people who are members of a church or congregation.

Thought experiments were extensively used by smart people like Leonardo DaVinci and Albert Einstein. Basically, you think through the what-ifs of a situation and try to visualize the outcomes.

Oh, it’s not me doing the experiment–it’s you.

Let me describe a situation. It’s from the book of Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2 verses 44-47.

All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home (Lord’s Supper) and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their numbers those who were being saved.

Now, imagine being there. Describe the people. What did they look like? How did they act? How did they relate to other people, both inside the fellowship and outside?

Now, let your mind picture the church/fellowship where you are. How does everyone act? How do they relate?

Describe the difference? Is there a reason that the Lord is not adding to your numbers day by day?

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