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January 4, 2009

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 2:46-47 (NIV)

The Church Must Present the Food in a Creative and Purposeful Way             

Acts 17:22-31

. . . I do everything I can to win everyone I possibly can. 23I do all this for the good news, because I want to share in its blessing.  1 Corinthians 9:22-23 (CEV)

Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn't take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I've become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn't just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!  (The Message)

 

The Nourishment from the Food Energizes us to Serve Others

1 Peter 2:2-3; Hebrews 10:25

        The Bookends of Jesus’ Ministry:

        Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."               Matthew 4:19 (NIV)

        “. . . Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in          the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and             teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."  Matthew 28:19-20

The Church is Always in a State of Expansion

        Numbers Count: People are Important to God

        Acts 2:42, 4:4, 5:14, 6:7, 9:31, 11:21

        It’s and Accurate Reflection of Heaven

        After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no            one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language,              standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.  Revelation 7:9

  

What’s Next . . .

“In the last days, God says,  I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy,  your young men will see visions,  your old men will dream dreams.”  Acts 2:27; Joel 2:28 (NIV)

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