100 facts about Christ’s church as demonstrated in the book of Acts.
From a 7 month bible study at the church of Christ in Mankato.
- Is a people who is waiting.
- Is a people who have unity despite their differences.
- Is devoted to praying together.
- Trusts in God to guide them.
- Teaches the truth about repentance.
- Teaches the truth about baptism.
- Is supportive of one another.
- Spends time together often throughout the week if possible.
- Has more to offer than the world would ever imagine.
- Points out the sins of the world, yet with gentleness.
- Takes every opportunity to share the gospel.
- Sometimes teaches a message that the governing authorities do not endorse.
- Maintains the exclusivity of salvation in Jesus Christ only.
- Is full of members who are bold proclaimers of the word of God.
- Has its own scandals, but handles them appropriately.
- Has favor with outsiders.
- Is protected and aided by God.
- Takes care of its widows.
- Has a leadership devoted to the Word and prayer.
- Appoints men to serve in various capacities.
- Has members who really know the Bible.
- Is sometimes slandered falsely.
- Is willing to die for Christ.
- Is amazingly forgiving.
- Is sometimes physically persecuted.
- Must not be corrupted by money.
- Conducts one on one Bible studies resulting in baptism.
- Should not write someone off, assuming they could never come to Christ.
- Is called to accept and encourage all who would receive the truth.
- Sometimes gains its most powerful evangelists in its most drastic conversions.
- Has godly women who continually show kindness.
- Is no longer under Mosaic dietary restrictions.
- Is open to all people, Jews and Gentiles.
- Is not “set in its ways” so that it cannot learn new information.
- Are known as “Christians.”
- Sends men to preach wherever there is a need.
- Collects money to send to brethren in need.
- Is affected by the senseless whims of an unstable world.
- Gathers in each other’s homes to pray.
- Sometimes cannot believe what God is doing.
- Is sometimes under a wicked government, yet still grows.
- Combines prayer and fasting.
- Boldly condemns false teaching.
- Preaches an interesting message.
- Shakes the dust from its feet.
- Can become the center of public controversy.
- May have charismatic leaders, but they are only human.
- Suffers many tribulations.
- Has elders in every church.
- Doesn’t automatically know everything.
- Seeks God’s help in uncovering truth.
- Sometimes has quitters.
- Connects the old and the young.
- Has women that convert their families.
- Emphasizes the urgency of baptism.
- Uses the status of its members for good.
- Reasons from the scriptures.
- Searches the scriptures daily to see if teachings are accurate.
- Speaks to outsiders in a language they can understand.
- Has both “vocational” and full time ministers.
- Has individuals with incomplete knowledge.
- Is gentle in correcting the genuinely mistaken.
- Uses scripture as its authority on all matters.
- Is concerned with the details of baptism.
- Comes in congregations of all sizes.
- May find more open hearts among the “pagans” than the religious.
- Confesses sin and repents.
- Operates in a crazy world.
- Gathers on the first day of the week to break bread.
- Is overseen by elders, who shepherd the church.
- Must be on the alert for troublemakers.
- Builds emotionally powerful relationships.
- Has counted the cost.
- Is universal, even as individual congregations are autonomous.
- Must be careful to get the whole story before jumping to conclusions.
- Shares its personal stories.
- Has its sins washed away in baptism.
- Will encounter individuals who are blinded by emotion.
- Does not violate its conscience, but does not think it is infallible either.
- Respects those in authority.
- Weathers the storms of outside groups in turmoil.
- Has important roles for young people.
- May be falsely accused.
- Has much in common even with those outside the faith.
- Refrains from unjust practices.
- Can make people uncomfortable.
- Will always have enemies.
- Will always be a minority.
- May be perceived by the world as boring or unimportant.
- Must be patient and wait on God’s timing.
- Is unashamed of its belief.
- Repents in deed, not only in word.
- Makes a clear and personal evangelistic appeal.
- Issues a warning that is sometimes ignored.
- Earns respect as time reveals the truthfulness of its message.
- Becomes the natural leader in times of turmoil.
- Develops positive relationships with its neighbors.
- Sometimes gets special opportunities to make an appeal to the lost.
- Convinces some and loses others.
- Makes the best of circumstances that are less than ideal.