Sunday, June 09, 2013
(or what really happens at 9:45AM Service)
Amazing morning this morning at our Cross+Generational Worship service.
We split nto two small groups today and armed with Acts 2 and Acts 4 folks had to come up with dialogues about what it means to be the church in light of these texts; dialogues among first century people, believers and nonbelievers, and between our own church members and imagined non-members. In the 10 minutes that they had to prepare their dialogues they had to confront the hallmarks of the early church sharing everything in common and giving as anyone had need. Listening in on their struggles, I went back and forth between our two small groups and was powerfully moved by their conversations as they imagined and built the dialogues that they were about to share. After they shared their dialogues, I asked each group what was most difficult about the activity and both groups spoke about the text about selling everything and sharing with those in need. We spoke for a few more minutes about how we struggle in our own context as individuals and a congregation in living out the heart of this passage. Such conversation and wrestling with the texts is why Cross+generational worship is so important and so humbling as a pastor - to witness the Holy Spirit at work in our midst!