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Acts 2:37-42, The First Converts

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
— Acts 2:42

NL Daily Devotion for Thursday, April 25, 2019

by Stefanie K. Fauth, Clergy Stuff

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I was born into the faith.

I have never had the joy of seeing someone become a new convert.

I have walked with people who lost their faith and came back - but there’s something extremely special about the joy of first discovering God’s love for you.

What I notice in our church today is less worry about bringing new people into the faith, and more about bolstering our numbers and attendance.

I understand the reason for our worry in numbers…but I wonder if we can really measure success that way.

How can we shift the focus of church from attendance to bringing people closer to God? Can we let go of numbers?