Saturday 25th April, 2015 
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Going Deeper

Too Busy for Church?

Colin Dye

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart... Acts 2:46

In today's world time is at a premium. A busy church programme is the final straw for many people already pressurised with impossible demands upon their time. So when we read that the believers in the early Jerusalem church met daily, it appears to an impossible and totally undesirable pattern for church life today.

How is such daily contact with the church possible in the context of busy 21st Century life? Is it even necessary? The answer is it is both possible and necessary. We are Christians 7 days a week and not just on Sunday. We are the church 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We express our on-going relationship with Christ in many ways. We hold our own daily devotions. We reach out to the lost. We stand up for Christ in our place of work or education. We seek to influence our society acting as salt and light. But these things are made easier and we become more effective in them, if we ourselves have daily contact with other like-minded believers with whom we are in close contact.

One of the goals of the cells is to provide a bridge between the Sunday services so that people don't lose touch with each other during the week. This concept reverses traditional church practice in which the Sunday service is the main 'spiritual activity' of the week. Sunday Christianity doesn't work and is a travesty of the New Testament example, where the believers met daily, especially in their homes and other places of contact.

The weekly cell group meetings bring regular and personal fellowship to where you are in your daily life. But even the size of an average cell is usually too big for everyone to see and meet with everyone else each day. The godly goal of the KT leadership is that the cell groups are made up of smaller groups of spiritual friends who can be in daily face to face contact, or by text, telephone or email. That way we are being built up in our faith daily, and we are also working together to grow to be more like Christ and are never more than a day away from prayer and encouragement.

Contact our church office for more information on our cell ministry or pick up a cell information form at KT reception.