Advent {Day 19}: THIS is “Church”

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In the New Testament of the Bible, the book of Acts talks about the first church and how it was defined by community.
True community is what makes the church Church–> Doing life together!

Community Balloon - Albany, NY - 10, Mar - 05

Our family is memorizing Acts 2:42-47. To be honest, my husband and 3-year-old were and I hear it so often it’s in my head. I want to purposely memorize this with them in an attempt to live out what those 1st “devoted” followers of Christ knew to do so naturally.

42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

We are so blessed to be apart of true community through our Sunday school class, Journey, at Central Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, AR.

Our families are learning what it means to devote themselves to the apostles’ teachings.

We are already fellowshiping and eating together on a regular basis.

And we are waiting in eager anticipation of many wonders and miraculous signs to be done through us.

We are growing closer together as the body of Christ and we are meeting needs as we see them {having everything in common}.

Many of us would sell our possessions and goods to give to anyone in need and that desire is growing rapidly.

We continue to meet together at our Church and of course more eating with one another in homes with glad and sincere hearts.

We praise God and want to be adding to our number daily with those being saved {not swap’n sheep}!!!

Do you know the Christ that bonds people in community like this? If not, MESSAGE ME! I’d love to introduce you!
If you do know Christ, do you have a community of believers to do life with?

To read more Rothacher’s Advent Days click—>
Advent {Day 1}: Cookie Swap

Advent {Day 2}: Dizzie Izzie’s
Advent {Day 3}: Giving Christmas Away
Advent {Day 4}: Homemade Gifts
Advent {Day 5}: HIPPY Christmas Party
Advent {Day 6}: The Fridge 
Advent {Day 7}: Sprinkle Joy @ Home
Advent {Day 8}: UpCycle Gift Wrap
Advent {Day 9}: Sugar Cookies (Gift Ideas Series)
Advent {Day 10}: Snack Mix (Gift Idea Series)
Advent {Day 11}: Relentless Christmas Party
Advent {Day 12}: eBook for ANY Woman! (Gift Idea Series)
Advent {Day 13}: A Rock’n Angel Tree Gift
Advent {Day 14}: Packing with Littles
Advent {Day 15}: Cubbie’s Christmas Party
Advent {Day 16}: Donner DooDoo (Gift Ideas Series)
Advent {Day 17}: Donner DooDoo (PICTORIAL)
Advent {Day 18}: RACKing

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