Development of the Inner Church Life   2 comments

Development of the Inner Church Life

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Acts 2, 42

Some 3000 had been added to the church.  It was important to develop their inner life.  Notice how they undertook it.

I.

They attended steadfastly upon the teaching of the Apostles.  They needed to be grounded in the faith.  They esteemed highly the ministry of the word.  It enriches life.  What would you take for its help to you?  “They are spirit and they are life.”

II.

How helpful Christian fellowship & the breaking of bread.  Not opportune to do so in the temple, not in the “house” or home.  Whether the Sacrament or ordinary meal, it was a helpful fellowship and is today.  Social feature of church life is helpful.  They kept close together in brotherly consideration.

III.

“And in prayers” and for each other.  A prayerful atmosphere is wonderfully helpful.  Can you estimate the worth to you that has come to you from the prayers you have heard, and especially those offered in your behalf?  Would you be willing to give up the memory of them and the strength you have thus received?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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