the end of Act 2

Posted by Teen Bean

so we went and scoped out a community house yesterday. We prayed a bit about being able to hear God's voice really clearly. Easy enough to say we totally did. The house was fine, but just not our home... both Tiffany and I knew it straight after... so the search is on...

but as we were praying for the community, i re-read the end bit of acts 2

They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved.

I always have been such a hater when it come to those seeker sensitive churches and people that ask the questions like "do people like what they see?"... i think in the long run this is coming from a desire to not be about pleasing people, but pleasing God... but that being said this week i really started asking myself the question "Do people like the expression of Church they are seeing me live?"

I am starting to realize that righteousness, light, and good is attractive. sometimes christians share their faith as if it is a disease. Often we apologize over and over for our faith or the lifestyle it calls us to. Obviously this comes from a history of Christians that have claimed the name of Christ as they carried out various evils in our world, but alas I really want to enter a season of living where the church is attractive... not in a watered down, pathetic sort of way, but in a challenging, serving, and loving sort of way.

where those word quoted above "People in general liked what they saw." really does lead to the next statement and "Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved."

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