The Early Church

Is the book of Acts merely meant to paint a picture of what we call the early church?

Read Acts 1:3, “[Jesus] presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.”

The church is God’s people on earth, but there’s something here bigger than that. It’s the kingdom of God. God’s people change, but the kingdom of God doesn’t change.

Maybe Acts is more about the kingdom of God and less about the early church. Yes, I know we still need the term “early church” to communicate clearly, but it seems like it makes it so easy¬† to miss what it’s all about–the power and presence of God.

Maybe Acts is our answer to our question of, “What is Your will on earth (as in heaven)?”

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  1. “the wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof but canst not tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth. So is everyone that is born of the Spirit.”

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