“And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:44-47)
This was a great description of the first century church. They would come together regularly and worship. They would share meals together. They would help one another out. They were a family. That should be what the church should look like today. There should be that feel of a family because as followers of Jesus, we are brothers and sisters in Christ. The church is a family, it is not a business. And yes, there are times when even family members don’t get along but they come together to resolve problems.
All people should be able to point to their local church and say “There is my family.” Nonbelievers should be able to look at the church in the community and see loving people who serve and take care of others, who worship God and love Him. If you’re a part of a community of believers like that, celebrate that and invite others to be a part of that. If you’re not part of a community like that, seek one out. It is such a blessing and is something as believers we’re all called to be about in following Jesus.