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Friday, March 11, 2005

Early Church

How about the first five chapters of Acts. Do these verses give us a glimpse of the early church? If so, what church today resembles this?:

1:14:"...They all joined together constantly in prayer..."

2:42: "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

2:45: "Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone in need. 46: Every day they had continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread together in their homes and ate together...."

3:1: "One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer-at three in the afternoon."

4:32-35: They shared possessions. They continued to testify to the ressurrection of the Lord Jesus...from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them and brought the money from the sales, put it at the feet of the apostles and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

5:12..."and all the believers used to meet together in Solomon's Colonnade....

5:25: "....the men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people..."