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Summary: This passage in Acts takes a look at the seven characteristics of a healthy church. This has to be true of your church for it to grow.

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The Seven Characteristics of a Healthy Church

Acts 2:42-47

A. It has to be a LEARNING church. (v. 42a) John 8:31-32; Acts 14:22; 20:7; 2 Timothy 3:14; 2 Peter 3:1-2, 17-18; Matthew 28:19-20

B. It has to be a LISTENING church. (v. 42b) Acts 1:14; 4:31; 6:4; Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18; Jude 20

C. It has to be a LIVELY church. (v. 43) Acts 3:6-9; 5:11-12; 19:17; Jeremiah 33:9; Hosea 3:5; Luke 7:16; John 14:12

D. It has to be a LOVING church. (vv. 44-45) Acts 4:32; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; 1 John 3:16-18; John 13:34-35; 1 Timothy 6:18-19; Hebrews 6:10; 13:1; Proverbs 19:17; James 2:14-16

E. It has to be a LOYAL church. (v. 46) Luke 24:53; Acts 1:14; 5:42; Psalm 86:11; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22-23; Hebrews 10:24-25; Philippians 1:27

F. It has to be a LIKABLE church. (v. 47a) 1 Samuel 2:26; Luke 2:52; 19:48; Romans 14:18

G. It will become a LARGE church. (v. 47b) Acts 2:39, 41; 5:13-14; 6:1; 11:14, 21; 13:48; 16:5; Romans 8:29-30; 9:27; Titus 3:4-5; Proverbs 3:4


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