If they could see us now.....

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42

In a couple of weeks I'll be leading a Bible study prep session for our campus' Life Group leaders. To prepare, I've been reading about the very first church. Yesterday, it hit me all anew - these were real people. They truly lived, breathed, and died. Because of them, you and I share a common faith. They made it possible for the story of Jesus to be shared throughout the world and the generations. We owe them a lot of thanks!

So, I began to wonder, if they could see us (the Church) now....
  • ...would they be impressed with our growth or disappointed that our influence isn't larger?
  • ...what would they think about all our denominations?
  • ...would they be grieved or pleased with how we treat one another?
  • ...would they consider us equally devoted or numbingly entertained?
  • ...would they see themselves in us or a diluted shell of what they once were?
  • ...would they say we give generously or hoard selfishly?
What do you think?