A little boy wrote a letter to God, and said, "Dear God, We had a good time at church today. Wish you could have been there."
The beginning of the church after the ascension of Christ is recorded in Acts chapter two. The church of the New Testament was a convicted church - "Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart... " (Acts 2:37). It was a penitent and immersed church - "Repent and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins... " (Acts 2:38). "So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls" (Acts 2:42). It was a faithful church - "And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42). it was a benevolent church - "began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need" (Acts 2:45). It was a joyful church - "they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart" (Acts 2:46).
The gospel was preached and the gospel was obeyed by about 3,000. When they were saved they were added to the Lord's body; the church (Acts 2:41, 47). The same thing that saved them made them the church, and individually just Christians. God was there and it was His work. He can do the same for you today.
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