Thursday, 26 March 2009

koinonia - three -

Give out an image:

Give out a thought:
It is important for us to understand the interwoven connection between the fellowships economic liberality and divine power. In one breath we hear of “wonders and signs” being done by the Apostles, and in the next breath we discover that “all who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:43-44). We read of the marvelous prayer meeting where the building shook and the people “were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness” and in the very next verse we discover that “the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things we he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common” (Acts 4:31-32). As if that were not enough, the very next sentence once again takes up the theme of power “and with great power the Apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33). And the next verse echoes their generous sharing. And on it goes, back and forth, interwoven like a tapestry, braided together like a rope. (Richard Foster)    

Give out an action:
Listen to God and ask him if there is a friend or a colleague whom he wants you to encourage today. Pray for that person and then send them a card, phone them up or email them to let them know you have prayed for them. 

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