“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.”
The first Christians never went to church.
Church went to them.
That is, wherever they were, church happened, including in their homes. Where they lived functioned as much as a church as anywhere else. Of course, they had not yet developed separate buildings or locations for worship. When they all got together, they met in the temple courts.
But imagine if your home or apartment was a church. Or maybe even your dorm room.
This Sunday at the Gathering Church, we continue the message series, Living in God’s Story. Acts 2:42-47 describes what people experience when God shows up to build a new community. The first church is totally alive with the Spirit of God and incredible things are happening everywhere.
Including where they live.
Have you ever thought of where you live as a sacred place, essential for God’s purposes in the world?
I knew a couple that wanted their house to be used by God. They had the means to do some interior changes in it, including in the kitchen where they could cook and serve food for fifty people. I went to their house many times to have dinner with international students studying at Duke University. I also remember going to meals in the small apartment of a graduate student couple. They would put up a table in their living room in order to share a meal with eight or more people.
Imagine church happening where you live.
Let’s imagine together this Sunday.