We find eight kingdom cultures lived out in the early church in Acts 2. It is our desire to see these cultures cultivated and lived out in our community at Southlands Brea.
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
(They devoted themselves…to fellowship…and to prayer…they continued to meet together in the temple courts.) NIV vv42, 46a
(They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts…) NIV v46b
(They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching…) NIV v42
(…many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles…) ESV v43
(And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.) NIV v47b
(All the believers were together and had everything in common.) NIV v44
(Everyone was filled with awe…praising God.) NIV v43a
(..having favor with all the people…) ESV v47a