Acts 11:19-30, Common English Bible
Christians are considered “those of Christ.” Back in early Christendom they belonged to Christ, as his possessions, because Christians are “slaves of Jesus Christ.” Although the initial term was meant to be derogatory, Christians used the label to view themselves as belonging to Jesus Christ. And they were characterized by generosity.
Generosity is one of the faithful traits of a follower of Jesus. Early Christians were defined by their generosity. Generosity is grounded in the work of commitment. The deeper the commitment, the greater the level of generosity in advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus commanded that “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
God’s power helps followers to see the
Opportunities to spread the WORD!
The Lord’s power was with them, and a large number came to believe and turned to the Lord. Acts 11:21
Need to encourage each other!
When he arrived and saw evidence of God’s grace, he was overjoyed and encouraged everyone to remain fully committed to the Lord. Acts 11:23
Need to give generously!
The disciples decided they would send support to the brothers and sisters in Judea, with everyone contributing to this ministry according to each person’s abundance. Acts 11:29
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“God’s power never fails!”