Read Acts 16:22-34

V 32they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household. Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized. He brought them into his house and set a meal before them, and he and his entire household rejoiced because they all believed in God.

Here is sharing in action. The Jailer in Philippi shared his home and meal with the prisoners –   Even at that hour of the night! Also in Philippi we find a wealthy cloth merchant who became a Christian believer sharing her home with Paul and his group: “If you agree that I am a true believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my home.” And she urged us until we agreed.   (v 15)  From the very beginning, Philippi was a sharing church.

It is this characteristic of sharing ourselves with the local community that makes an impression on people. In a culture of ME ME this sharing principle marks a distinct difference between world and Church. Jesus teaches us to give and not hoard, to share and not jealously guard, and to let go of our lives rather than selfishly hang on to them as if we owned them.

Friday 18th October Daily Notes from The Hub