The church is the means for carrying out the mission that Jesus gives us. As individuals, we each have an important part to play. We can pray, give, serve, and become effective personal ambassadors for Christ. However, we release our greatest power to change the world when we come together to organize and focus the resources that we each bring. A church of any size can have a much more powerful impact than its individual members can have on their own.
—Linda Tower Pevey, We Are the Church . . . Let’s Act Like It: A Study on the Book of Acts (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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You will be his witness to all the world of what you have seen and heard.
—Acts 22:15 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, help us be the church you created us to be. Amen.
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