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The History of Christianity #13
Our Scripture verse today is Acts 4:33 which reads: "And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all."
Our quote today is from Timothy Keller. He said, "The early church was strikingly different from the culture around it in this way - the pagan society was stingy with its money and promiscuous with its body. A pagan gave nobody their money and practically gave everybody their body. And the Christians came along and gave practically nobody their body and they gave practically everybody their money."
Today, we are discussing "The Church In Jerusalem" (Part 1) from Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).
The Book of Acts affirms that from the very beginning there was a strong church in Jerusalem. But then that very book moves on to other matters, and tells us very little about the later history of that Christian community. The rest of the New Testament offers a few other bits of information. But it, too, deals mostly with the life of the church in other parts of the empire. Yet, by piecing together what the New Testament tells us with information gathered from other authors, one can come to a general idea of the life of that earliest Christian community and its later history.
Unity and Diversity
The earliest Christian community is often idealized. Peter's firmness and eloquence at Pentecost tend to eclipse his wavering on what ought to be done with the Gentiles who wished to join the church. The possession of all things in common, commendable as it may be, did not abolish all tensions between various groups, for "the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution."
A red light or sign means STOP because we have decided red would be our warning color, yellow is CAUTION and green is GO when we drive walk or run. In this same manner or color code, the melanin rich African ancients traveling the world making sure the people of the earth remembered and understood when seeing anyone like them [black in color] they could without exception anticipate wisdom and acumen, right judgment, scientific and spiritual direction by way of example, eloquence of speech and moral character from those highly intelligent black people. We must reclaim this history. Black is beautiful and intelligent and a gift to see God.
We will discuss the matter of melanin this week on I was just thinking...with your host Ekowa
J. Spencer: Bass Player/Producer/Vocalist
With a music career spanning over two decades, J. Spencer has been a well recognized fixture in the South Florida Music scene. The journey started for J as the original founding member and lead vocalist/bass player for the group HASHBROWN a high energy, funk core power trio that was a force to be reckoned with in the late 90’s and into the 2000’s. The group garnered critical success and managed to open for a diverse range of acts including Method Man, Rick James, Fishbone, Sheryl Crow, and the godfather of soul himself, James Brown, who’s encouraging words of “keep funkin’” served as fuel for his musical journey. Linking with friend and Producer Jon to form the electro-vintage pop duo, COTTON & HATE, the duo’s indie release “reverse” was an eclectic array of uptempo electro retro funk jams spawned from a 2 week impromptu recording session that allowed J the ability to vocally explore new sonic landscapes via Jon’s production. J also collaborated with former Hasbrown guitarist Duncan Cameron to form Black & Tan, an ode to their love of acoustic folk and country soul. The duo’s country space odyssey WEST OF WEST and the followup PORCH, were full of soulful songs of isolation, lost love, and underdog anthems, that contrasted the bombastic energy of earlier projects with truthful acoustic eloquence. A drive to return to performing live and the call for a bassplayer via a friend of a friend led to being the bassplayer and musical director for Community Property, a high energy funk-rock four piece who's sound is best described as Otis Redding meets Van Halen.
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READ ABOUT OUR GIVEAWAY FOR THE LAUNCH AND ENTER TO WIN!!!YourMomstinct.com is thrilled to announce the launch of our weekly radio show on blogtalkradio.com. To start things off, what better than a Q&A session to get to know Talitha Seibel, the mom behind Momstinct?Grab a cup of tea, a glass of wine or your favorite chocolate and join us on Thursday, August 1st, at 9pm EST to see what this Momstinct thing is all about. Talitha will answer your random questions with eloquence and
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Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 143:1 which reads: "Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness."
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