A church that only studies God’s Word together but does not EMBRACE the practices found within has a tendency to turn inward, caring primarily for themselves. Acts 2 paints a picture of biblical community that is both inward and outward focused. Maintaining the practice of serving reinforces to the church that we are most like Jesus when we do what Jesus did and are with the people He was with.
“Love is not patronizing, and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
- Mother Teresa