by Randy Chambers, 2014-10-15
Acts 2:42, NIV: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance,” C. S. Lewis contends, “and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be; is moderately important." The question may then be asked: How important is it to us as individuals and to us as a church today? We would hope we could say that our Christianity is of infinite importance. We would likely say something else all together; or perhaps try to find some compromise as to how we might define “infinite.” It has been said that what is important to us can be determined by where we invest our time, our energy, or our resources. If the cause of Christ is infinitely important to us, we will be wholly devoted to Christ and His Kingdom. In Acts 2, we see a picture of a new church wherein the new Christians considered their Christianity as infinitely important. They were wholly devoted. Within such devotion it was then—and is now—not enough to simply give something to Christ, but to be ourselves, completely given. Imagine what God could do in His church today if Christians completely gave themselves to the cause of Christ? What is it that prevents us from being wholly devoted to Him?