One of my favorite sections of Holy Scripture is the description of the fellowship of believers in Jerusalem recorded in Acts 2:42-47. Twice the word “together” is used to describe what was going on at this crucial “Pentecost” time.
Together these believers learned. Together these believers fellowshipped. Together these believers prayed. Together these believers worshipped. Together these believers shared. And together these believers enjoyed the favor of others. Others who saw what God was doing in and through these believers.
And God did something about what they were doing together!
“And the Lord added to their number daily those who were saved.” (Acts 2:47)
Sunday is not only the first day of the week, a sacred day, the Christian Sabbath in most circles, but it is a “together” day. A day when we as a family have opportunity to encounter God’s presence and touch together. A day when we have opportunity to celebrate together. A day when we have opportunity to be together
- To be together in worship and praise of God
- To be together in God’s Word in the sanctuary and in Bible study (9:45 – 10:45 A.M.)
- To be together around the altar of God receiving the new testament of Christ in the Sacrament of the Altar
- To be together with one another encouraging and building up one another together
Together is a great place to be. Do all you can to be a part of the “altogether” we can be a part of on Sunday.
As Jesus is the Way, may our complete trust be in Christ alone.
Christ is all,
– Pastor Jim