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The early church did not see themselves merely as individuals, but rather as being part of the whole. They had so much of a community mindset that it led to much selflessness and sacrifice. Their mentality was “what’s mine is yours”. They “held all things in common” (v.43). This community focus was so significant that if anyone within the community was in need, someone would step up and sell a possession or some property in order to meet that need. Amazingly, there wasn’t a single person in their midst who lacked the basic necessities of life. People had a place to live, food to eat, and clothes on their back. And if someone didn’t, someone else would do what was necessary and bring the money to the apostles to care for those in need.
How could they act with such radical selflessness and generosity? It was rooted in a mindset of oneness in Jesus Christ. They saw themselves as members of the family of God. They understood that it wasn’t about them. It was about loving Christ and loving others sacrificially. So they lived out their faith in community not begrudgingly but with “joyful and sincere hearts” (v.46). And God’s favour was on them in all of this, as “every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved” (v.47).
How does this challenge you today? What would it look like for you to take a step deeper into meaningful Christian community?
Prayer: Father, root out of my heart every tendency toward individualism. Help me to love your Church the way you do. May it be my joy to serve and sacrifice for others, so that you would be honoured and praised. Amen.
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