Christians in the World is dedicated to the work of awakening the Christian community to its need of returning to its first love, Jesus Christ.
Rev 2:2-5 ‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first, or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place — unless you repent.” NASB
“Do the deeds you did at first.” And what were these?
Acts 2:46-47 “Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” NASB
“having favor with all the people.”
That means they were living godly lives. The lives they were living were displaying the love of, and the mercy of God, their heavenly Father and Christ the one who had redeemed them. They were not only proclaiming the Gospel by their words only but by the very lives they lived.
We are here to strengthen and encourage those who may be wavering in their faith. We wish to uplift and motivate others as well as challenge and rebuke them in order to foster spiritual growth and action. The goal of the encourager is to see everyone in the church continually building up the body of Christ and glorifying God.