Spiritual Practice

Together as One

Beth Hobbs, 19

How would you describe the church in one word?

I would choose the word one or together. Read Acts 2:42–47, a description of the early church. The believers did everything together. Learning? They did it together. They met together, ate together, worshiped together. All day, every day, the earliest believers lived as one people.

In John 17, Jesus prays that his disciples will be one, as Jesus and God are one (verse 21), that his friends and followers would live together in authentic community. What can you do to help the people in your community live together as one?

—from devozine (March/April 2015). Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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