The NT church was a force and demonstration of God working through his people. They cared for each other, they cared for their neighbors, they were passionate about God’s word, they were passionate about bringing light into a world of darkness.
The primitive church was not without his flaws, but Scripture demonstrates that despite occasional setbacks due to ignorance, or sin, or prejudice, the disciples of Jesus chased the cause for which they were sent into the world with vigor: to bring the gospel light and forgiveness into the world.
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ (Acts 26:18 ESV)
All Jovan ever wanted to be was a member of the church he can read about in the Bible. In these lessons, he challenges all followers of Christ to chase the Book of Acts. He hopes you have a clearer vision of the purpose of the early church. May you challenge your current church setting in order to draw it closer to the primitive biblical church, that you will draw closer to God. Encourage others to chase the same Spirit which led the early church.
Just image what church can be like if we only seek to chase God the way the primitive church did. We can, we must. Join me in this series: Chasing the Book of Acts.