Acts 2:42-47

Revelation 3:20 (NLT)


20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.


Jesus is inviting us to eat together with him. He is inviting us to share intimacy with him. And as we said earlier, we, the church, are the Body of Christ on earth. That means when we eat together, we are eating with Jesus. "When two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them" (Matthew 18:20). That is what fellowship is. 

Here’s the deal. Jesus is not inviting us to something we don’t already want. He is inviting us to take  steps towards each other for the thing our hearts already long for. We long for the kinds of relationships where we don’t have to pretend. We long to be accepted just the way we are with all our faults and warts and imperfections. We also long for the kind of relationships where we would help each other, by God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit to grow in the likeness of Jesus so authentic relationships are possible, and so the Kingdom of God can be expanded through us.


That is what he is inviting us to.