How was it that you started coming to church?
How is it that you came to follow Jesus?
Chances are, your parents brought you, a friend invited you, or a co-worker asked you?
We are better together!
In Acts chapter 3, we see this concept put into action.
Acts 3: 1-10: Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” So he gave them his attention expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them, walking, leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God.
This story shows us that Peter and John were going to the temple TOGETHER to pray. They saw a crippled man, ALONE, at the gate of the temple. They could’ve walked right by him and not given him a second look/thought. That’s not what they did; they stopped and gave him a hand, helped him up, and he was healed. Then, they proceeded to walk to the temple TOGETHER.
Who are you passing by on your way to prayer?
Who is on your way to Storyside?
Who do you know that is broken and needs Jesus?
Is there someone at your school, work, or in your family whom you could invite into the “Temple” with you?
Hebrews 10:25: We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming.
We are BETTER TOGETHER!