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There's a phrase that Christ-followers use to say all the time. I don't hear it as much, but I should. The phrase was, "God loves you and so do I." Do you want to develop an attitude of ministry? There it is. Do you want to develop a personal boldness that drives your interactions with others? There it is. God loves you and so do I.

There's a reason the early church changed the world. Not only did they proclaim the name of Jesus, not only were they willing to take a stand for God, but they also loved people. You see it in Acts 2, when the Christ-followers began to sell their property and share the money with those in need. You see it in Acts 6 in the way their organized leaders distribute food and minister to the needs of people, so that no one was passed up. You see it still at work years later when the leaders of the church met with Paul and blessed his ministry and encouraged him to continue, asking only that he remember the poor. [Galatians 2:10]

The church, …