The Church Local
Lewis Center

Always and Everywhere

The Church Local

March 13, 2022

Dean Fulks

The early church teaches us how to become a great local church.




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We make our lives count, as we make His name known

Ac. 6:7

And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

The early church was a culture of priests 

Ac. 6:13-15

And they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law, for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.”

There’s a longing about our belonging

The door to Eden was shut by sin 

Ac. 7:51

You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.

Ac. 7:56-58

And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him.