The New Testament Church

Acts 2:41-43 ESV
“So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the Apostles.  And all who believed were together and had all things in common.”

The results of the infilling of the Holy Spirit started a beautiful movement, one that is still growing. Even in these last days with all the chaos and confusion, the gospel is still being preached throughout the world. The only difference is, the church as a whole seems to be fragmented with denominations and factions.

In the beginning of the New Testament church, they had fellowship with one another, they ate together and had corporate prayer meetings. Signs and wonders were a part of the movement. God still does signs and wonders, unfortunately we call them good fortune or luck.

Luck has nothing to do with the blessings of God, it’s God’s nature to give. The New Testament church had all things in common. All things in common can happen in most fellowships, but typically not from one church to another.

When the church as a whole, the Body of Christ can come together with commonality, then the church can be a force to be reckoned with. Then and only then, will the church and the movement become unstoppable.

Father, plow up the fallowed ground, make us alive in You once again. Give us a fresh anointing a fresh outpouring of Your Spirit, and if we can bear it, a double portion of Your Spirit.