The second chapter of Acts talks about how the believers in the early church sold their possessions to provide for those in need. That was a great idea back then, and it is a great idea today! In an effort to help members of Central Christian who may be struggling to make ends meet during this economy, Central hosted a church yard sale! Starting at 7:00 this morning, Central began to sell items donated by the congregation. I arrived just after eight (I am too old to wake up early) and was very impressed by the vast array of merchandise available for such fantastic prices. Stretched down the length of the church was a variety of clothing, furniture, electronics, games, toys, movies, books, and more! I checked in with Wade Little, a volunteer that I have spotted at several church functions, who filled me in on some of the details. The Acts 2 program is designed to do exactly what the early church had in mind. The proceeds of the sale will be collected and distributed to church members that have fallen on hard times and are in need of outside help.
I am sure that all of us have been affected in some way by the recession that we are going through. Some have lost jobs, some have lost homes, some are clinging desperately to hope, and all could use the help of fellow believers. Did you know that the church takes an Acts 2 offering each month? That means that if you weren’t able to make it to the sale today to donate or purchase items, you can still make a difference in a practical way!
“They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need” ~ Acts 2:45