The Church is Not an Island
"It is so important that we see that this wasn't a group of people who found their building, hunkered down, and hoped that they had such great programs that people would just come running through the doors to be a part of it. This wasn't a church that had pastors and elders setting the 'vision' for the church and creating programs and events to draw people in to it. In fact, one of the most important things in this entire section of scripture is that there is no leader mentioned as sending the people or giving any kinda of structure at all. What we see instead is this: people who love God, people who are completely sold out for Christ, and the love that they have for him is overflowing and going to everyone that they come into contact with!"