In One Place in One Accord

April 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Posted in Acts | 17 Comments
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The very first Christian church reached out to people from all walks of life, ethnicities, nationalities, and genders, and those First Century Christians sure put a priority on meeting together! Here are six separate instances of them getting together in what the Bible calls “one accord.” In Acts 1:14 they prayed together. In Acts 2:1 they waited for the Holy Ghost together. In Acts 2:46 they ate together. In Acts 4:24 they worshiped God out loud together. In Acts 5:12 they discussed the wondrous things God was doing together. In Acts 8:6 they listened to preaching together.

The great counterfeiter, Satan, tried to gather his troops together also “in one accord.” In Acts 7:57 they attacked together. In Acts 12:20 they schemed together. Of course, Satan wasn’t too successful. The more persecution the early church faced, the stronger it got, and the more it grew.

Read the Book of Acts, and see some of the strange places and people that the first Christian missionaries encountered as they spread the Good News – with their Sword (the Word of God) in one hand, and their tools (prayer, fellow servants, spiritual gifts) in the other hand. They were fighting and building at the same time.

And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:44-46

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