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Abide in Love

Koinonia, Still Life No.2 in series of 4 on Acts 2:42 Mark A Hewitt 1997

The Church, the gathered faithful, are to be the one Vine with the fruit of love.
John 15:9-17 has us living in love.
How would a community of love, live out it’s love?
David Augsburger, Professor of pastoral care & counselling at Fuller Theological Seminary, In his book, Dissident Discipleship (Brazos Press, 2006) Mentions that ‘the most virtuous form of love is ‘koinonia, the mutual, reciprocal, committed, and celebrated love of intimate relationship, authentic community, and responsive fellowship.’  …… ‘To live in koinonia is to rely on a web of relationships of loving, caring community. When this community is centred in Jesus Christ, it takes on the unique character of the One who was willing to suffer the ultimate human in justice, abuse, and social scorn without yielding to fear or betraying the way of redemptive love.’
Easter 6 Yr B

Acts 2:42 The Christian life

Series of 4 Still Life.
On Acts 2:42. 1997. Rollieflex Twin lens 6×6.
Ilford FP4.

The book of Acts is part 2 of the Gospel of Luke. Though out Luke’s 2 part gospel is the term and concept of household. Household in the 1 Cent encompasses home & property, family members, kin, servants & friends, meals, hospitality & domestic life. Luke uses household as a way to understand & describe the community of witnesses to the resurrected Christ. It was the zone of the Spirit, the home of the children of God. The followers of ‘The Way’. (these were not known as Christians – yet) The entry into this household, this community of witnesses, was baptism.