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This week, I gave a message on the church as a whole and how important it is that it is living up to the hype that the Bible says we are to be. That as long as the Bible instructs us to be a real community centered in Christ that loves but in action it is no more than a place that more resembles a Sunday morning social club, those who are seeking the Lord will continue to be hurt. That the church is called by God to be a powerful entity for worship, evangelism, and discipleship but is too often falling short of that calling.

In the preparation of the message, I went back to some of my favorite verses concerning what the early church looked like including….

 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2: 42-47

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Hi guys, The Home Group (about 10 of us who get together once a week for worship, study and fun) I go to is currently going through the book “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. We read and then discuss one chapter a week.

The first couple chapters were ….. good. But then, once we hit chapter 3, it got really, really good. There are many challenging thoughts from the Scripture that we have loved digging into and discussion the life application of them. A lot of times I find it disheartening when someone tells me what they feel the Bible says but it doesn’t. Thing’s people were taught growing up or seen in the lives of others but never read for themselves. This is not a book that does that. It is raw and straight forward without being over your head.

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