I’ve been attending a Fresh Expressions course at my church over the last few weeks. Tonight we looked at Acts 2:42-47 in the context of what a fresh expression can look like and the impact it can have. We were asked to write out an ‘opposite’ of this great passage on the early church. Here’s what we came up with:
They disregarded the apostles’ teaching and spent time alone, constantly checking Facebook. Everyone was bored and filled with disdain at what wasn’t happening in their lives. They all bought things for themselves, especially investment properties with which they could make more money for themselves. They broke bread every Sunday and lived alone with sad and lonely hearts, cursing God and incurring the scorn of the people. And they wondered why no one took them seriously.
I wonder if that hits too close to home in your experience of church.