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Better Together

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October 31, 2022 8:00 pm

Better Together

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October 31, 2022 8:00 pm

Marie, a single working mom, rarely missed church or Bible study. Each week, she rode the bus to and from church with her five children and helped with set up and clean up.

One Sunday, the pastor told Marie that some church members had donated gifts for the family. One couple provided the family a house with reduced rent. Another couple offered her a job with benefits at their coffee shop. A young man gave her an old car he’d rebuilt and promised to serve as her personal mechanic. Marie thanked God for the joy of living in a community devoted to serving God and each other.

Though we may not all be able to give as generously as Marie’s church family, God’s people are designed to help each other. The apostle Luke described believers in Jesus as “devoted” to the “apostles’ teaching and to fellowship” (Acts 2:42). When we combine our resources, we can work together to help those in need (vv. 44–45). As we grow closer to God and each other, we can care for one another. Witnessing God’s love demonstrated through His people’s actions can lead others to a saving relationship with Jesus (vv. 46–47).

We can serve others with a smile or a kind deed. We can offer a job connection, a financial gift, or a prayer. Whatever we do as God works in and through us, we’re simply better together.

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Hello, my name is Xochitl Dixon. Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread reading, Better Together. Marie, a single working mom, rarely missed church or Bible study. Each week she rode the bus to and from church with her five children and helped with set up and clean up. One Sunday the pastor told Marie that some church members had donated gifts for the family. One couple provided the family a house with reduced rent. Another couple offered her a job with benefits at their coffee shop.

A young man gave her an old car he'd rebuilt and promised to serve as her personal mechanic. Marie thanked God for the joy of living in a community devoted to serving God and each other. Though we may not all be able to give as generously as Marie's church family, God's people are designed to help each other.

The gospel writer Luke described believers in Jesus as devoted to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship. When we combine our resources, we can work together to help those in need like the first believers in Jesus did. As we grow closer to God and each other, we can care for one another. Witnessing God's love demonstrated through his people's actions can lead others to a saving relationship with Jesus. We can serve others with a smile or a kind deed.

We can offer a financial gift or a prayer. As God works in and through us, we're simply better together. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from Acts 2, verses 42-47. They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God. Everyone enjoying the favor of all the people and the Lord added to their number daily those who are being saved. Let's pray. Loving Father, please help us see those in need and serve you by serving others. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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