Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused. So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.
Sunday, we continued our current series “I Am Church” at Kfirst. In this new series of talks, we are emphasizing the mindset that we don’t go to church; we are the church. And this series, we’ll be diving into the book of Acts and looking at some of the fundamental elements of the early church.
Week 2 was a special morning as we turned our attention to Acts 2 and the most used Greek word to describe the Church:
Ecclesia – “Called out ones”
And that is the Church the world needs to see. A people “called out” of
- Hopelessness into hope
- Fear into faith.
- “Me first” into “others first.”
- Partisanship into partnership.
- Dreariness into possibility.
In Acts 2, we see what formed the Church was not to be what mimicked the world around them but what Christ looked like in whatever they were engaged in, in whatever they’re involved in, with whoever they came in contact with. And they found that bringing the Church to their world was what Christ was talking about when He spoke in Matthew 5:14,
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
As the “Ecclesia” the “called out ones,” is there something that the Lord is “calling you out of” in order that more of Christ can be seen in you?
A two-fold challenge this week for you:
- 1-Personal change. Spend time in prayer. Is there an area you feel the Lord is “calling you out of” in your life?
- 2-Community encounter. Make this your morning prayer before you head into your day, “Lord, let me become more aware of your presence, aware of people’s needs, and the obedience to meet both of them there.”
This month, we’re asking Kfirst to dive into the book of Acts and use S.O.A.P. (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer). If you need a reading plan, click HERE for one on youversion.
Read it daily. In fact, find someone to meet with once a week to talk and pray about it. And when you pray, would you make your prayer,
“Jesus, do this IN me, start with me.”
Love you all. Have an amazing week.
BTW: This is the song we introduced yesterday.