Life Together

When the original church experienced explosive growth on one single day, the day of Pentecost, they had to quickly decided what was most important.  Imagine a group of 120 people being suddenly joined by another 3,000 members...that's what Acts chapter 1 and 2 reveals about the original church.  Keep in mind that it wasn't a Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, or non denominational church, it was simply the CHURCH, because there was only ONE church.  They didn't go to church, they were the church.
 
The written account of the actions of the earliest Christians called "The Acts of the Apostles" or "Acts," for short, reveals, "They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles," and to "life together" (Acts 2:42).  A commitment to "life together" involved a commitment to faith in Jesus, becoming more and more like Christ, loving one another, and making disciples of Jesus Christ just as he had commanded them.  The commitment of the early Christians involved using their material resources to support one another, help those in need outside of the Christian faith, and relentlessly spread the Message (Good News) of God's Son, the Savior, Jesus the Messiah.
 
I wonder what would happen if Christians here and now were committed like those courageous men and women who laid the foundations of the church nearly 2,000 years ago?  Together, empowered by God, they changed the world.  Can we?  I believe we can and will...if we stay committed.