God Word – You can make a choice to be part of God’s family. Don’t sit on the fence but choose to be a son and daughter of the House.
Main story – the early church understood their identity had changed and started living differently as sons and daughters of God’s House.
Ephesians 2:19-22 New Living Translation (NLT)
So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirits.
Acts 2:42-47 New Living Translation (NLT)
42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. 43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— 47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
1 They devoted themselves
2 They had a sense of awe and was expectant!
3 They were generous to the core.
4 They shared life together.
5 They had a heart to draw people in.