The church is much like a theatrical production. . . . The church brings together all sorts of people with different likes and dislikes, talents, gifts, passions, and resources. Individually, we may think that what we can contribute isn’t worth much or isn’t very important. Just like in the theater, though, there are no unimportant parts. When we each do our part, the final product is far bigger and better than the mere sum of everyone’s efforts. When the Holy Spirit enters the picture, anything can happen. It’s explosive. It’s exponential. It’s life-changing. It’s world-changing.
—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 my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
—Acts 1:8 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, help us be the church you created us to be. Amen.
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