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Early Church Final

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A. 1. A significant passage we have gone over in class together is Acts 2: 42-47: Communal Living. In this passage the followers became a community and a church and they were spreading the wealth to help other like Jesus would so that none were marginalized and all were taken care of. The followers devoted themselves to the teachings of the apostles and communal life. Everyone would meet up and they would break bread with each other. 2. The author of the Acts of the Apostles is Luke the Evangelist. Luke saw the church and everything that was going on it as the work of the Holy Spirit and that he was enlivening the people to do the things they are doing and working through people such as Paul, John, and others of the Early Church. 3. I see the people actually live as church and the church is changing and becoming more of a community. I see the Holy Spirit in this because it is sort of the main cause of this development of the church be cause he made all of the events leading up to this happen. 4. In this passage I see community of disciples because that is exactly what it became it became a community of followers of Jesus and they had values and lifestyles that differed from the social norm of the times. Community of disciples is defined as a group that devote themselves as followers of Jesus thereby having values and lifestyles that may often be in contrast with society. 5. Having studied this passage, I now realize that the Holy Spirit brought all the people together and because of that they became accepting of each other. One way I see this passage related to church life today is that we all break bread with one another and have no second thought about it when we receive communion together we are not thinking about who that ...

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... history and learning about the stories in the bible it has encouraged me to engage myself in my spiritual life more fully. Knowing all I do about the history of Catholicism I can understand what is being talked about in church and in CCD class. I can now contribute to discussions on religious topics in my CCD class freshman year and the years before that I would not know anything about religion and would sit there not paying attention. But, I finally understand and know about it so I am very intrigued by some of the things people have to say because I can reply to them and not just sit there and take it in but I can contribute to what they have to say. Another thing learning about history has done for me is it has inspired me to take part in religious gatherings because I find it enjoyable to become closer to God and to learn even more about my religion and faith.
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