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As Christians, we have received freedom, mercy, grace, and purpose! We are adopted into salvation and called to a great mission of telling others of God’s love! Through the sacrifice of Christ, we have victory over death and sin!

So why does it seem that life is as grey for us most of the time like we were still of this world? What does it take to move past the fray, the despair, and the grind?

This week, we are looking at what changes everything and leads us to a life of power and passion by looking at the testimony of Acts 2. If you are tired of this life not being more than surviving at best then dig in with us as we look at all God has for us!

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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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