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“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer… And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity — all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those where being saved.” — Acts 2:42–47

For those familiar with the outward stylings of Christian worship and community in the modern West, the scene painted by Luke the Evangelist in Acts 2 is in all likelihood very familiar. While we are two thousand years removed from the scenes described, it is not difficult to identify their…

Nathan Carlton

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