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November 20, 2013, 1:30 PM

I found a great place to eat!


 

     When we find a good place to eat, one of the first things I do is to tell someone about it. Even better, is to take someone with me there to eat. Wonder why that is? I guess there is something in us that wants others to experience the same good we have. Those of us who were able to share soup, salad and desserts last night had a great time and some great food!

     In Luke’s account of the goings on in the first church, he tells us this in Acts 2:42, “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” The word we translate here as “fellowship” can also be translated, communion or partnership. I think the idea Luke is trying to get across is these new believers had found a good place to eat! Both spiritual food and physical food, and it was so good, they wanted to share it with everyone else.

     There is a lesson here, sort of a self-check kind of lesson. When you are walking with God, you will want to be with God’s people. When you are not walking with God, you won’t want to be around God’s people. When it was as good as last Sunday night, well you want to share it with everyone. Food, fellowship, and God’s word! Fellowship is praying together, serving together, growing together, and ageing together. These are the fibers of good fellowship.

     Just a few verses later, Luke tells us some of the results of all that teaching, fellowship, eating and prayer. It was so good they shared it with everyone they could, and God added to their number daily!

 “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

     Hey! Did I tell you, I found a great place to eat! Come join us!

Have a great week! Philip


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