- Fri, Mar 19, 2010
In the first century, Christ's followers were recognized immediately. What gave them away?
It wasn’t their buildings, programs, publications, or political power. They had none.
In Acts 4:33, we’re told, “With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.” (NIV)
The first Christians told the truth about Jesus and lived by his grace. Truth was the food they ate and the message they spoke. Grace was the air they breathed and the life they lived.
The world around them had never seen anything like it. It still hasn’t.