How to be the Church
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42
Awesome praise band.
Killer men's/women's ministry.
Bleeding edge technology.
Great community groups.
Engaging and relevant preaching.
Short term missions opportunities.
That's right, the early church didn't have ANY of these things. The list could go on and on and on, but you get the point: it's easy for us to look for the wrong things in church. It's easy to want to be entertained and "ministered to". It's easy to go for the friends and the comfort of a familiar place. Why did the early church meet? Jesus. What did they have?
3. Breaking bread
No awesome programs or cool stuff. Just Jesus, and it was enough. Not only that, but people were drawn to what? Jesus. Every day God added to their number new people who were being saved. By what? Jesus. Just Jesus.