Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 6

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

Welcome back to House On Fire, our discussion study through the book of Acts. I am away this week leading worship at the New England Special Touch Breakaway (that is a ministry to the disabled). So I may not be able to respond to all your thoughts right away but I look forward to reading what the Lord shows you through your study of the text.

Today’s Scripture reference is :

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47 ESV

In these verses we see laid out for us the five biblical purposes of the church:

Fellowship- breaking of bread and fellowship.

Discipleship- apostles teaching and prayer.

Ministry- holding all things in common, selling and giving for the sake of members of the fellowship.

Missions- Wonders and signs done creating awe and wonder among unbelievers.

Worship- In the temple courts and house to house.

What are some creative ways the Holy Spirit has accomplished each of these purposes in your life?

What purpose is He challenging you towards growth in right now?

What must you do to grow in this purpose?

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2 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 6

  1. Sorry, Pastor J that it has taken me so long to respond to this post. I have to Holy Spirit has really stretched my comfort level especially with fellowship. I used to not talk to anyone-it is hard to believe that now but it is true. The Holy Spirit gives me the strength to stand strong and talk to people although talking on the phone is still not my favorite thing to do. God chose returning to college to tell others about Jesus. Another creative way He is using me is teaching “Rainbows” 3-5 year old children on Wednesday nights. I always told God I never want to work in kids ministry but God changed my heart. Just ask some of my brothers and sisters in Christ they will definitely tell you it must of been God if she is going to teach 3-5 year olds. God is also using me to create poetry and drawings to reach others. I honestly tell you that I could never draw or write without Him.
    The purpose He is challenging me with the most is “Rainbows”, I still can’t believe He told me to teach 3-5 year olds. What must I do to grow in this purpose? Well, I think the biggest this is that I have to be obedient and follow through with His direction. I know there is something I need to learn here or maybe a child is going to touch my heart deeply and vice versus.

    • I think perhaps the biggest thing you are doing is going outside of your comfort zone. The old saying “no pain no gain” is sort of a spiritual growth principle. We have to press ourselves into spiritual growth. It never comes naturally and only by doing the things we know we cannot do do we discover that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. I have found He always leads me in ways that are beyond my ability.

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