Words of Life|Pastor Balan Swaminathan|HIPM

Characteristics of the Early Church | Introduction

May 5, 2019

Some of the characteristics of the early church were:

- Bold in their telling
- Devoted in prayer They had a devoted prayer life
- They were of one heart and mind
- They were filled with the Spirit
- They met frequently
- It was a learning Church; it persisted in listening to the apostles as they taught
- It was a Church of fellowship; it had the great quality of togetherness
- It was a praying Church; these early Christians knew that they could not meet life in their own strength and that they did not need to
- It was a growing church
- It was a reverent Church; in verse 43 the word translated “fear” has the idea of awe in it
- It was a Church where things happened; signs and wonders were there
- It was a sharing Church; they had a feeling of responsibility for each other
- It was a worshiping Church; they never forgot to visit God’s house
- It was a happy Church
- It was a helping church

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