All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
Acts 4:32

How do you see our Church (or your Church)? By Church, I don’t mean a building or the leadership but all the people God has brought together who meet on a Sunday with you.

For instance, do you see them as just a bunch of random people who you smile at on a Sunday. You know some of their names and they seem nice enough, but that’s about it. Or do you see them as family? Sure, some are more like cousins and others more like brothers and sisters. But family all the same.

What do you do when you hear that someone in your Church is in need? Do you feel responsibility? I don’t think Acts 4 is commanding that we live in a commune. I think it points to a principle.

We are family. And this has implications for how we see the resources God has given us. It has implications for the responsibility to one another. If a member of your Church had nowhere to live, would you take them in for a time? What if they were struggling for money?

Our government provides much that people once relied on the Church for. However, from time to time, people will be in need. Maybe one day it will be you! And the question will be, are they family or acquaintances?

For Today:
  • How do you see the members of your Church?
  • Have you ever been in need and supported by a brother/sister?
  • Are you in need or do you know someone who is?
Pray: Praise the Father that He gives His Church everything we need to do His work. Give thanks for Christ who unites us as family. Ask God for His Holy Spirit to be at work in you and and others that we would provide for brothers and sisters.
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