Attitude Check

Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with a joyful and humble attitude, praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved. Acts 2:46-47 HCSB

One of the main reasons that most churches exist is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and help people come to accept Jesus as Lord and be saved. When I served on staff at First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas just about every Sunday we joyfully observed the ordinance of baptism for those who were being saved.

These Scriptures tell us that the early church had people being saved every day. It is exciting to see people come to Christ and be saved. Every church should be seeing people saved on a regular basis, but too often our churches have become more inwardly focused. They plan ministry events related to what the people inside the church want and need rather than focusing on what the people outside the church need.

Note that the people had joyful and humble attitudes, praising God and having favor with all people. Too often I have seen Christian people witness to others with an attitude of superiority. They often do not have a very joyful attitude and tend to alienate people by their haughtiness.

Challenge: Attitude check! Do you have the right attitude of being joyful and humble? Do you really care about those who are outside the church and need Christ or are you more concerned with your own preferences in the preaching, music, and teaching and even the color of the carpet or the paint on the walls at your church?

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