The Bullard Journal for June 2, 2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019: “A Call to Action”: Today I preached on what I would call the “very early Christian Church” which is the one described in Acts 2:41-47. This was before we are told in Acts 11 that the followers of Jesus were first called Christians in Antioch. I call this church “An Uncommon Church – Full of People with An Extraordinary Life.”
This scripture passage talks about what this fellowship (koinonia) of the early church had in common. When you think about it their way of relating was uncommon – even extraordinary. I identified seven characteristics of this very early Christian church. My call to action is that many congregations should seek to be characterized by these seven. Here they are:
1. An Uncommon Experience with God’s Word. 2. An Uncommon Life of Fellowship. 3. An Uncommon Prayer Life. 4. An Uncommon Worship. 5. An Uncommon Expectation of the Miraculous. 6. An Uncommon Generosity. 7. An Uncommon Witness.