ID-100228360Acts 2:42, 44 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common.”

We live in a world of uncertainty. Sometimes you don’t know who’s with you and who’s not. The church has also been impacted. Gone are the days where people join one church and they are there from the cradle to the grave.  People come and people go but there are some people that are sent to be at a place. There are still some loyal and faithful people left. They are All In!

It kind of reminds me of Gideon’s army that started out with 30,000 men and God cut it down to 300 who were all in. God told Gideon, “You have too many to win for if I give you the victory, you will say that you accomplished it on your own!” The only thing God needs is people who are all in!

The early believers were all in! God was able to work miracles, grow his church, and expand his Kingdom because each person was all in! What does it look like to be all in?

  1. They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching. If every member of the church followed through on the teachings of their sent man or woman of God they would grow exponentially. It’s not that people are not getting the word they need. It’s that they are not getting the word they want. 2 Timothy 4:3 “For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.”
  2. They devoted themselves to fellowship. The way to finding a church where you can stay and grow is in finding a group within the church that you can connect to. People who join churches end up leaving in 30 days if they don’t connect to a ministry or a small group. People need fellowship. They need relationship. That’s why joining a small group is so important!
  3. They broke bread and prayed in each other’s home. Building relationships outside the worship time is important for people to be “all in!” You can’t join a church and just hide out. You have to be in relationship to be “all in!”
  4. They were together and had all things in common. To be all in means that you believe in the vision of the house and you are operating under the values or DNA of your local body. When a team comes together and everyone puts aside their agenda for the common good, great things can happen. But you have to be all in! You can’t be over here one minute and over there the next minute. You can’t have one foot in and one foot out. You have to be in it to win it!

Dear God,

I thank you for surrounding me with people who have made up their minds that they are all the way in it! I’m expecting increase because of the people that have made up their minds that I’m all in! Help

Me to commit myself wholeheartedly to what you’ve called me to do. No matter what the people say, I’m going to love you anyway! You are my life and I won’t let go! I’m all in!

In Jesus Name,

Amen

 

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