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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 TOPIC: THE CHURCH'S COMPOSITION

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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019

TOPIC: THE CHURCH'S COMPOSITION

Read Acts 2:40-47
40. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44. And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45. And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47. Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

MEMORISE: Praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved (Acts 2:47)

EXPOSITION
The church is the body of believers in Christ Jesus; the called out of the world. The Pentecost's feast, on the other hand was attended by different categories of people: the Twelve who were part of the 120 people at the upper room, the Jews, those of the diasporas, as well as the proselytes. There were so many people at Pentecost, but just a few received the promise, and about 3000 were later added to the church, after they had given their lives to Christ, and were baptized. Their confession of Christ gave them the Spirit and power to become sons and daughters of God (Jn. 1:12). Only those who were being saved were added to the first church.
Those who changed actually changed by the word they heard and not by the miracles they saw, or wanted. Today, people only want to pray, without interest in the Word of God. No wonder many of our Bible study sessions in our churches are nothing to write home about. People who are yet to be saved are being added to the church, and even immediately made officers of the church. This account for the too much problem, indiscipline, divisions, fighting, politicking, etc. we are dealing with in the church today (cf. 1 Cor. 3:4-6). When people are not saved, they cannot be Spirit-filled, not to talk of having the fruits of the Spirit.
The church is in great dilemma, for unconverted souls have found their ways to the top as Pastors, Elders, Deacons/Deaconesses, group/departmental leaders, etc. Whoever will uproot them will face stiff opposition from them. We must now take our evangelism seriously while resuscitating our New Converts' Classes. The few leaders of the church who are truly born again must take the bull by the horn to discipline erring members, not minding whose ox is gored.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, revive me and members of my family, so we can awaken others to righteousness.
2. Oh Lord, purge me of all worldliness and make me truly thine.
3. Father, purify Your altars of all 'bad eggs'
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 91:1 - 95:4; 1 Corinthians 6:2 - 7:3
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE
Remain blessed!

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