How Acts 2 shapes the way our congregations should look
One of the earliest uses of the term “Christian” in Scripture is in reference to the Church of Antioch. Antioch was a melting pot of different nationalities, cultures, and families that all came together–and people didn’t know what to call them, so they named them “Christians.” Simply put, followers of Christ.
What a wonderful picture this is! All sorts of different nationalities came together to share the Word of God, and most likely a meal, together. Today’s church can look very similar. Our congregations should reflect more of what Heaven will look like with a hodge-podge mix. Many of the churches that use Bible Studies for Life on a weekly basis are bilingual congregations. With Bible Studies for Life Spanish being aligned with English, this is a great way to unite the congregation. Now everyone will be able to study alongside each other during the same group time, studying the same verses and stories.
I sat down with Jose Vazquez to discuss the importance of this switch and how your congregation can also look a bit more like Antioch–and ultimately Heaven.