Bringing the Text to Life

Crowdsourced Christianity Acts 4:32-35

Crowdsourced Christianity

Collective action is the best way for Christians to see a need, meet a need and change the world.


First-century Christians of Jerusalem worked together to help those in need. “There was not a needy person among them,” because they distributed aid “to each as any had need” (vv. 34-35). Having been rescued by Jesus and given new life by his resurrection, we — like those Christians of Jerusalem — can best reach out to those in need when we work together.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Seeing Isn't Believing,” April 7, 2002.


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