As our name suggests, those of us here at EachOneHas love Christian gatherings where every believer is allowed and encouraged to share. Honestly, this kind of meeting usually happens in a small setting (like a home) with a small amount of people. As good as they are though, small meetings in mutuality is not all there is to the Christian life. To be balanced and healthy in our walk with the Lord we also need the bigger meetings. We need the special portion of grace God has given to the apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers (Eph. 4:11-12).
We need special times to be fed and equipped, to then go and minister to others what has been ministered to us.
This week a number of our friends are attending a week-long conference on Daniel and Zechariah. While the messages are sure to be jam-packed with the revelation in the word, there’s also going to be a lot of overflow from everyone in the audience… via Twitter.
Though limited, social media is an empowering tool to the Christian. It easily enables every believer to give what they “have.”
Those at the conference will be using the common hashtag #DanZech to tweet out their appreciation and thoughts of the messages. To further encourage such “micro-prophesying,” we’ll be retweeting some of the best overflow on the EachOneHas twitter account (@EachOneHas) all week.
Stay tuned in to our twitter feed to catch some of the best or follow the action yourself by searching #DanZech on Twitter.
- “Twitter and Micro-Prophesying” by Kyle Barton
- “Social Media and the Gospel” by Kyle Barton
This an amazing gift to spread the Gospel! Thank you all who are involved in creation! I would like to recommend another Wonderful app that allows the opportunity to share. It is a Bible app called YouVersion, I have found it enjoyable in hope that you as well review adding it to your list of links. “GBWY”
Thanks so much Terri! We agree, the internet, social media, and really all of technology are amazing avenues for us to spread the gospel with. And you’re right YouVersion is an awesome Bible app. We highly recommend it and have it currently listed under “Phone Applications” on our “Equip Yourself” page.
The importance of sharing as Christian is vital, especially those who have been Born Again and are discipling or getting prepared to do so. As John Piper said, one of the reasons that we have various unique gifts through the Holy Spirit is to share, help, console, assure, and care for our brothers and sisters, is to increase our level of faith and receive an abundance of Grace given only by God’s mercy.
Great message. God bless your efforts in sharing the love of Christ.
Hello…greetings! I have a question for you. Can you give me some scriptural backup concerning this statement > ‘ we also need the bigger meetings’? Thanks!!
No problem Jenny. There are several verses in the New Testament that show the church’s practice of all gathering together in one place, indicating a larger meeting that is healthy for the life of the church in addition to smaller meetings in a home for example.
Acts 2:46 shows us the church in Jerusalem met day by day both in the homes and in the temple. Whether they should have been gathering in the temple exactly is up for debate, but the fact remains that thousands of them could gather together and it was quite a testimony to others (see Acts 5:12-14).
In Acts 20:7, the church in Troas came together on the first day of the week to take communion. Since Paul was there he gave a message and even extended it through the night until daybreak! Surely this wasn’t a normal meeting for the church, but truly beneficial and needed nonetheless.
In Acts 14:27 Paul and Barnabas gathered “the whole church” in order to give them a report of what the Lord had done through them on their missionary journeys.
In 1 Corinthians 14:23 we see that it was common for “the whole church [to come] together in one place.” While we physically can’t nor do we need to have a large gathering with everyone in the church everyday, it definitely is shown to be a vital part of a healthy church life as portrayed in the New Testament.
I think what I had a problem with is the word ‘need’…as there will be Christians that can stumble over that word. Need is a powerful word and if a Christian that does not have an opportunity to do so, this can cause unnecessary problems….when it comes down to it truly, where there are 2 or more gathered, God is there.